The safety should no engage unless the bolt is cocked. From Ruger "The RUGER AMERICAN RIFLE® has a two-position tang safety. The safety selector is located behind the bolt sleeve. The safety selector can be moved from the “Fire” position to the “Safe” position only when the firing pin is cocked. Fully raising the bolt handle cocks the firing pin. The cocking piece will protrude from the bolt shroud when the firing pin is cocked."
Is you operation different from this?
If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.
What me worry?