I guess I have an obvious opinion on whether rings are a hazard, I'd been up and down on my truck the same way thousands of times without an issue. IMO day to day, yes rings are a hazard.
That said, while I only did the damage a few days ago I already think I'll get my ring bent back into shape (no puns, it looks like a tear drop) for wearing on special occasions.
Rings do look good I can't deny, just be careful and take em off if you're climbing, carrying, or working around machines etc.
I think what caught me out was that I thought the sentimental meaning of wearing my wedding ring was more important than risk it presented. I had heard the stories but chose to ignore them. Only in the last few days since have I learned how many close people I know haven't worn theirs for years for this very reason.
Would be interested in any other safety wisdom from the Board members, i.e. anybody ever get an electric shock from their gear?
I can actually share on that one as well. (trust me I'm only a danger to myself).
One time at practice my studio 22 fell off stage while turned on, both el84 shattered. Being only young at the time, I still knew to disconnect the power before touching anything. However I didn't expect it when I got shocked later. When grabbing the metal parts of the broken tubes to remove what was left of them, I found out these are directly connected to the caps. So there's another safety thing for yall. You don't need to have the amp open to get a kick out of the caps, lucky this was only a baby Boogie, hate to feel the kick those big suckers could offer.