To qualify for the LSI program your company must have employees and actively conduct manual logging activities or a company owner must maintain optional owner workers’ compensation coverage. Below are the steps to apply for the program and become certified.
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Submit your monthly hours starting the month you apply to the program by using this form Monthly Supplemental Hours (F212-246-000).
To achieve Tier 1 your company must apply for the program, implement the LSI Accident Prevention Program(s), and tailor it to your company’s needs.
If your company only conducts cable logging, download the logging accident prevention program.
If your company is a timber falling company, or has timber fallers along with cable logging, please download this timber falling accident prevention program.
Achieve these steps and your company will receive a 5% discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.
Tier 2 is achieved by the completing a workers’ compensation premium audit and a Safety and Health consultation visit. After any findings have been corrected, your company will receive a 10% discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.
Becoming fully LSI certified includes the completion of an independent third party safety audit. The safety auditor will review your company’s work practices by verifying all LSI safety requirements are met. After any findings are addressed your 20% discount will be applied.
Public and private landowner companies are a vital partner to the LSI program. Below is the list of landowners who have signed up to participate in the program.
Green Diamond Resource Company
Hancock Forest Management
Merrill & Ring
Olympic Resource Management LLC
Port Blakely Tree Farms
Rayonier Washington Timber Company
Sierra Pacific Industries
Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Weyerhaeuser Western Timberlands
The table of participants below includes all companies enrolled with the program. Click on a company name and be redirected to the “Verify a Contractor” page to review the company in detail.
The program has standard ongoing requirements to maintain enrollment in the program. The requirements include:
- Enrollee’s workers’ compensation premium account must be in good standing as outlined in WAC 296-17-31004(4).
- Companies must accurately report worker hours in the appropriate risk classification each quarter.
- Submit on time monthly supplemental reports for hours worked in the manual logging risk classification of 5001.
- Fulfill the annual training requirements of the crew and owner/appointed safety officer of the company.
- Continually comply with applicable safety and health standards administered by L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
Find LSI out more information here in the LSI Policy Library
- Are you working in Oregon and need an LSI consultation visit? Read the Requirements for Companies Working in Oregon policy.
- Two ongoing training requirements must be met each year. Learn about the Training Sessions Requirements.
- Has your company not manual logged for three consecutive quarters? LSI will reach out to you and ask your company to withdraw as described in the LSI Administrative Management Policy.
- These two policies describe violations for termination at different tier levels.
Tier 1&2 Process for Violations and Tier 3 Process for Violations.
- Learn about the Safety Review Panel, the policy, and what a triggering event is.
- Read about what steps to take if your company fails a third party audit in the LSI Failed Third Party Audit policy.
We are committed to keeping the logging industry safe and working. Here are some resources you can use in your everyday business activities.
SHARP program Hazard Alerts – use these great one-page training documents at your next safety meeting.
Would you like in-depth help managing your claim costs or wonder how your workers’ compensation rates are calculated? Get in touch with a Risk Manager for a free consultation visit.
Do you hire independent contractors or subcontractors? Learn about Independent Contractors guidelines in the Independent Contractors Guide. This guide will help you determine the difference between an employee and independent contractor.
If your company experiences a workplace injury use the Logging Industry Return to Work Toolkit to help return your employee to work as soon as possible.