Delicate question -- age and safety
Hi all, I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions you have regarding this situation.
My father is getting older (as we all are) and my mother for a couple of years now has been urging him to give up major woodworking projects. He's had only a few minor accidents over time but she's worried there will be something major. The issue has come to a head because they will be moving in with us soon and he wants to either bring all his stuff (table saw, etc.) or get new ones. Mom is against this. We know this stuff makes dad happy and don't want to deprive him of that. I could push the fact that we live in a neighborhood with houses close together and not the country -- but our real concern is his safety. Are there tests or signs to look for to tell when someone probably no longer should be operating machinery? Or do you need to rely on their judgment or a big accident before they will give it up? Appreciate any insights you might be able to offer.