Nope -

If I'm adzing something I'm standing on ( and that, for me, might be half the time I'm swinging one, I use it as a carpenters tool, to bring small sections to a needed dimension,and never to dress timber to some kinda fakey desired texture - Hewing is an ax thing ) I'm aiming under my foot, and my toes and the handle are the brakes.

Wild overswings are almost impossible, and I've never had a mishap - Also this is not my own thing, not sure where I picked this up, but I am sure it is (or maybe was) an accepted norm.

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges" - Isaac Newton