The Logger Safety Initiative(LSI) is a manual logging safety-based program where, if certain requirements are met, employers receive up to a 20 percent discount on their workers’ compensation insurance rates.

Program goals

  • Promote a safety first culture for the logging industry employers and its workers.
  • Reduce the frequency and severity of injuries and deaths.
  • Increase proper reporting of worker hours.
  • Explore options to reduce costs in the industry.

Who qualifies for the program?

Manual logging companies, who have employees, and are actively logging.

Who we partner with

We're a key member of the LSI Taskforce partnership of government, public and private timber landowners and logging industry leaders. Members are appointed by the Washington Forest Protection Association and Washington Contract Loggers Association. We manage the program, and implement decisions made by the taskforce.

Join the program

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.

Apply for the program today

Submit your monthly hours starting the month you apply to the program by using this form Monthly Supplemental Hours (F212-246-000).

Tier 1

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 percent discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.

Tier 2

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 percent discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.

Tier 3

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 percent discount will be applied.

Current program participants

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.

CompanyTier LevelContract Expiration Date
4B Timber Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2021
A&K Cutting, LLC Tier 3 5/31/2021
Adams Timber Service, LLC Tier 3 4/30/2020
Allen Brothers Forest Management Tier 3 9/30/2019
ALRT Corporation Tier 3 9/30/2020
Arnold Timber Cutting Tier 1 1/31/2020
B&M Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Barter Contracting, Inc. Tier 3 11/30/2019
Bingham Timber, Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2021
Blakeway Timber Cutting Tier 3 3/30/2020
Brindle Technical Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Bucks Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Bulpin Timber, LLC Tier 3 10/31/2020
C&C Logging, LLC Tier 3 10/31/2020
Castle & Coleman Log Co, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Cathlamet Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2020
Chehalis Valley Timber, Inc. Tier 3 3/31/2020
Cherry Valley Logging Company Tier 3 3/31/2021
Chilton Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Colburn Timber, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Craig Baar Excavating Tier 3 9/30/2021
D C Cutting, LLC Tier 3 1/31/2021
Dahlgren Logging, Inc. Tier 3 4/30/2021
Dave Bekkevar Logging & Trucking, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Davis Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 2/28/2020
Davison Timber Cutting, LLC Tier 3 10/31/2019
Diamond Timber Company, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2019
Dilley & Soloman Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Duane Bruner Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
E&E Timber, Inc. Tier 3 11/30/2019
ENB Logging & Construction, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Edwards Logging Company Tier 3 9/30/2020
Eiger Skyline, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2019
Engeseth and Engeseth Log Tier 3 11/30/2019
Forks Fiber, Inc. Tier 3 4/30/2020
Frank Harkness Truck & Log, LLC Tier 3 5/31/2021
G&B Timber Tier 3 2/28/2021
Galeana Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2020
George Bridgewater Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2019
Gordon Timber Falling, LLC Tier 3 7/31/2021
Gordon Wozeniak Logging Tier 3 10/31/2020
Gould-Sunrise Logging, Inc. Tier 3 11/30/2019
Greenup Enterprises, Inc. Tier 3 3/31/2020
GS Tree Cutting, LLC Tier 3 6/30/2021
Gulley Logging, LLC Tier 3 10/31/2019
Hadaller Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Hammer Down Contract Cutting, LLP Tier 3 10/31/2019
Hiett Logging, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Hillside Timber, LLC Tier 3 6/30/2020
Holbrook, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2021
Holm, John H Tier 3 9/30/2020
Hubster Logging, Inc. Tier 3 1/30/2020
Ibarras Logging Tier 3 1/31/2020
Iron Mountain Lumber Company Tier 3 9/30/2019
J&O Timber Falling, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
J&J Logging, LLC Tier 1 6/30/2020
Janicki Logging & Construction Co., Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Jerry Debriae Logging Company, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Kaski Logging, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Krume Logging Co., LLC Tier 3 7/31/2020
Larsson Timber LLC Tier 3 1/31/2020
Lee Levanen Logging Co., LLC Tier 3 9/30/2020
Levanen, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
MacMillan & Company Tier 3 9/30/2020
Marcon Timber Co., Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2020
McGee Timber Cutting Tier 3 3/31/2020
MNR Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2019
Mountain Logging, Inc. Tier 3 5/31/2020
NDC Timber, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2019
Nathan Graham Timbercutting, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2019
North Fork Timber Company Tier 3 11/30/2019
Northwest Renewable Energy Group Tier 3 5/31/2020
NW Timber Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2021
Pacific Log Processing, LLC Tier 3 11/30/2019
Pacific Logging & Processing, Inc. Tier 3 2/28/2021
Peterson Logging, Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2020
Prairie Mountain Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
RL Smith Logging, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Rawson Logging Tier 3 5/30/2020
Roosevelt Logging, LLC Tier 3 1/31/2021
S&J Logging, Inc. Tier 2 10/31/2019
S&C Cutting, LLP Tier 1 5/31/2020
Saxon Contracting, LLC Tier 3 3/31/2020
Sevier Logging, LLC Tier 3 9/30/2019
Stigall Forestry Tier 3 10/31/2020
Tim Brown Logging, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2020
Van Dyk & Sons Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Vanderpool Logging, Inc. Tier 3 11/30/2019
Western Sky Timber Tier 3 5/31/2021
White & Zumstein, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2019
Wildwood Timber, Inc. Tier 3 1/31/2020
Willapa Logging Co., Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2019
Woods Creek Logging, LLC Tier 3 4/30/2020
Wyss Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2020
Zender Brothers & Wilburn Logging Tier 3 4/30/2019

Quarterly training

We require that your crew-members complete at least 4 hours of formal training a year. Each quarter the program sends out trainings for timber cutters and cable logging to meet the 4-hour training requirement.

There is also a formal 4-hour training requirement for company owners and/or their designated safety person. To learn more about this requirement read the Training Requirements Policy outlining allowable meetings and conferences you can attend.

If you would like to submit training topic suggestions or participate in writing a training, email us at loggersafety@Lni.wa.gov

Find the most recent training documents in the LSI Training Library.

Policies and guidelines

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

Resources

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.