Here you will find resources and information to help improve your workers skills in identifying and controlling the hazards they face on the worksite. If you already have a hazard assessment process in place, don’t feel you have to change to RADAR. You may want to use the resources on this page as a check of your own current system, or just to increase your hazard awareness by looking at things a bit differently. Whether you are a contractor, manager or supervisor, using the RADAR tools can certainly help reduce the risk of injury or illness in your operation.

The RADAR process is not a new safety program. It is a useful resource that will help you to manage one of the primary causes of injury – upset conditions.

Introduction to RADAR

The Introduction Presentation below gives an overview of how the RADAR process works and what it provides. This presentation can be used as an individual learning tool for supervisors or in worker orientations. It can also be used in a group setting, like at safety meetings, to increase worker awareness.

Avoid the Bight – Stay “In the Clear”

  • Being in the bight is a way of saying that where a worker is located exposes them to risk. Staying in the clear, or avoiding the bight, is important to continually monitor. Over time, workers can become complacent with their surroundings or tasks, and that can result in increased risk.
  • Being careful to make sure you and your co-workers are always in the clear is necessary to ensure everyone can complete their tasks and make it home safely at the end of the shift.
  • Video: Saw Kickbacks Can be Deadly

RADAR for Silviculture

  • RADAR resources specifically targeted to silviculture workers

RADAR for Log Haulers

  • RADAR resources specifically targeted to log haulers
  • These driver safety training resources can be presented on their own or as part of your annual driving review and discussions.
  • This tool contains photographs to present to help workers develop their own thinking process as they are stepped through various scenarios they may face while on the road.

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