April 2016 - How to Make Good Decisions in the Woods

You’ve all probably worked with an experienced, veteran forestry worker. Someone with good bush sense: the ability to make the correct decisions rooted in a good understanding of the forest environment, equipment capabilities and personal limitations.

How’s your bush sense? Keep reading to learn how to improve your decision‐making skills and avoid the pitfalls that often lead to mistakes.

Logical Thinking

Avoid These Hazardous Attitudes

Mental Shortcuts ‐ FACES


Additional Safety Resources:

  1. SAFER Video Series – In the Clear
  2. RADAR – A Good System for Logical Problem Solving
  3. Video ‐ The Human Brain: How We Decide
  4. A print version of this safety alert to post or for crew meetings


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