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. Please see Logger Safety Initiative Background.

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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 manual hours and training hours starting the month you apply to the program by using this combined form LSI Monthly Supplemental Hours and Training Hours (F212-246-000).

Monthly training hours will be reported into risk class 6103-13. Effective January 1, 2024 to pilot for three years, exclusive solely to LSI participants. 

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% discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.

Tier 2

Tier 2 is achieved by the completing a Safety and Health Consultation. After any findings have been corrected, your company will receive a 10% discount on its workers’ compensation insurance premium.

Tier 3

Becoming fully LSI certified includes the completion of a workers’ compensation premium audit.  After any findings are addressed your 20% 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
Manulife Investment Management
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.

Company Tier Level Contract Expiration Date
A&K Cutting, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
Adams Timber Service, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
ALRT Corporation Tier 3 12/31/2024
Blakeway Timber Cutting Tier 3 12/31/2023
Blaney Creek Land & Timber LLC​ Tier 3 12/31/2024
Brandon J Smith Logging LLC  Tier 1  1/31/2025
Bucks Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Bulpin Timber, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
C&C Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
C&K Logging LLC Tier  1 1/31/2024
Cathlamet Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Chilton Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
D C Cutting, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
DTS Timber, INC Tier 3 12/31/2023
Davison Timber Cutting, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2023
Dilley & Soloman Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
E&E Timber, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Evergreen Timber, LLC Tier 1 10/01/2024
Forks Fiber, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Galeana Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
George Bridgewater Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Gordon Timber Falling, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2023
GS Tree Cutting LLC  Tier 2 6/30/2023
Gulley Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
Hadaller Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Hammer Down Contract Cutting, LLP Tier 3 10/31/2023
Hiett Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
Holbrook, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Hubster Logging Bros, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
J&O Timber Falling, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
Janicki Logging & Construction Co., Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Jerry Debriae Logging Company, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Kaski Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Larsson Timber LLC Tier 3 12/31/2023
Levanen, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
McGee Timber Cutting Tier 3 12/31/2023
Mountain Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
MVR Timber Cutting INC Tier 3 12/31/2023
Naillon Timber LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
NDC Timber, Inc. Tier 3  12/31/2024
Nielsen Brothers, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Northwest Cedar Salvage Inc.  Tier 1  10/31/2023
Northwest Renewable Energy Group Tier 3 12/31/2024
NW Timber Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
Pacific Log Processing, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
Peterson Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Prairie Mountain Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
R Harper Cutting LLC   Tier 3  12/31/2023
RL Smith Logging, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Rawson Logging Tier 3 12/31/2024
Roosevelt Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
S & W Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
Saxon Contracting, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024
Sevier Logging, LLC Tier 3 12/31/2024​
Skookumchuck Logging LLC  Tier 3  12/31/2024
Southwest Cutting, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023​
TH Logging LLC Tier 2 3/31/2023
Tikka Timber Falling LLC  Tier 1  6/30/2024
Tim Brown Logging, Inc. Tier 3 10/31/2023
Toepelt Log, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
Van Dyke & Sons Logging, Inc. Tier 3 9/30/2023
Walczak Timber, LLC Tier 3 3/31/2024
White & Zumstein, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2023
Wildwood Timber, Inc. Tier 3 12/31/2024
Willis Land Management Tier 3 12/31/2023
Zender and McNielly Logging Corp.​ Tier 3 12/31/2023​

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

The following three policies describe violations for termination at different tier levels:

Resources

We are committed to keeping the logging industry safe and working. Here are some resources you can use in your everyday business activities.

List of paperwork to have ready for a LSI Consultation 

Proper reporting criteria for the Logging Permanent Yard and Shop Risk Class

Information on Filing your Quarterly Reports.

Join L&I's Quarterly Reporting email list to get a reminder when it's time to file your quarterly report.

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.

Position Statement: Industrial Exoskeletons and Return to Work

More about LSI

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.

Please see Washington State's Logger Safety Initiative Accord

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.