My bits of advice to avoid getting burned (it's worked for me so far
1. Secure the stand somewhere at the back of your work area. Mine is glued down at the back of my cutting mat - still convenient to use, but far enough away I won't accidentally hit it, and doesn't bounce around everywhere.
2. Just be mindful of how you handle it - you'll develop 'muscle memory' for the way you use your burner. I always try to keep the hot part away from any skin - seems to work alright.