This is not my idea but i found it on the Revolutionary Turners site and thought it was a simple solution anyone can do

Do you ever cut tiny slivers off with the bandsaw, only to find that they get stuck between the blade and the throat?
When I am cutting small pieces I use a couple of sheets of fridge magnet
material on the table, set so there is zero clearance between them and the
blade. I used to stick cardboard to the table, but the magnetic sheets are much more convenient. When they are not in use I slap them on the top door of the saw.