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.

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LSI Required Training Material

If you would like to submit a training topic suggestion or participate in developing a training email us at loggersafety@Lni.wa.gov or call Eddy Boulch at 360-902-5607.

Below you will find all of the LSI Quarterly Trainings that have been developed over the course of the program.

Quarterly Training

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Logging Training Cutting Training
Topic: Environmental Conditional Hazards
Cold Weather Logging
Logging and Cutting Environmental Hazards
Slips, Trips, and Falls

Topic: Landing Safety

Access and Egress of Logging Machines
Chaser Caught in Yarder Drum While Spooling Mainline
Chaser Safety
Landing Hazards Scenarios
Landing Safety
Processor Training (fatality) -summary.
Processor Training (fatality)- full report.

Topic: Rigging Crews

Cable Logging in a Thinning Unit
Freeing a Hung-up Turn
Guyline Anchors
Hidden Logging Hazards
In the Clear
In the Clear Logging
Logging Rigging Crew Hazards
Logging Skyline Complacency
Presetting Chokers Safety Considerations
Pre-Setting Chokers
Rigging Inspection
Rigging Slinger Struck by Carriage (fatality)
Skidder Operator Struck by Machine (fatality)
Three Guyline Yarders
Yarder Inspection

Topic: Roadways

Driver Crushed by Chip Truck (fatality) -summary.
Driver Crushed by Chip Truck (fatality)-full report.
Flagging for Logging and Cutting
Log Truck Safety
Lowboy Safety Training
Owner Crushed by Skidder (Fatality Narrative)
Owner Crushed by Skidder (Slide Show Version)
Traveling on Logging Roads
Truck Molly Lift Strap Safety Inspection

Topic: Miscellaneous Safety

Cedar Salvage (fatality) report
Common Hazard Training
Helicopter Logging Training Form
Logging Lockout Tagout
Machine Guarding
Safety Meetings and Near-Misses
Topic: Bucking
Bucking Difficulties
Carrying a Chainsaw Safety
Overcoming Bucking Difficulties

Topic: Danger Trees

Cutting Danger Trees
Evaluating Snags
Falling Hung-up Trees
Managing Danger Trees
Overcoming Falling Difficulties 1
Overcoming Falling Difficulties 2
Scenarios  of Piled Up Trees
Timber Cutter Struck by Snag (fatality)
Tree Risk Assessment

Topic: Environmental Conditional Hazards

Hidden Timber Cutting Hazards
Logging and Cutting Environmental Hazards
Cold Weather Cutting

Topic: Tree Felling/Evaluation

Cutting in Small Patches of Timber
Cutting Timber in a Thinning  Unit
Importance of Undercuts
In the Clear Cutting
Timber Cutting Communication
Timber Cutting Fatigue
In the Clear
Preparation of Cutting a Unit

Topic: Miscellaneous Safety

Basic Chainsaw Operations
Common Hazards Training
LSI Cedar Salvage Training Form 
LSI Cedar Salvage Falling and Bucking Training Form
Flagging for Logging and Cutting
Machine Assist Cutting
Machine Assisted Cutting
Machine Operator Extraction
PCT Foreman Injured by Chainsaw

Annual Training

Training Videos

Effective 4/1/2022 the below listed training videos will now meet the LSI training requirement for quarterly training.

Videos may reference codes that are outdated or from other organizations outside of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. These videos are intended to be used as supplementary training aids and may not meet all of the requirements of WAC 296-54 Logging Standards. Review the complete Washington State Logging Operations, Safety Standards.  

Be Safe in the Woods (English Version)  

Be Safe in the Woods (Spanish Version)

Broken Chain Link Almost Kills Worker 

Danger! Chain Saw Safety-Training Video

Every Minute Counts: Emergency Response Planning in Forestry

Faller Killed by Slab from Danger Tree 

Forestry Brush Cutter Fatality 

Gone but not Forgotten

Hazardous Chemicals Communication Training Module

Keeping Chasers Safe and Working

Lockout/Tagout Training Module

Loggers Safety Initiative (this video does not meet the training requirement)

Logging Road Safety 

Logging Safety Awareness

Modern Hazards of Logging Shown in Rediscovered Art (this video does not meet the training requirement)

Outdoor Heat Illness Training Module

Roosevelt Logging Safety Video

Worker Killed by Flying Piece of Chainsaw

Power Points LSI Commonly Used Forms Resources

Helpful Links to Other Logging Safety Programs

Information from other agencies outside of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries may not be current with Washington State WAC requirements. If you would like further assistance with tailoring your company's accident prevention program to fit your specific needs, please contact the LSI Program Office at (360) 902-5607 or email loggersafety@lni.wa.gov

Also see L&I General Logging Topics or search by topic for other specific training material developed by L&I. 

Associated Oregon Loggers, INC. 

Best Management Operating Practices for Steep Slope Machines

Hazard Publications for Tethered Logging

Idaho Pro-Logger Program

Logging e Tool (US Dept. of Labor).

Logging: Forest Activities (Oregon OSHA). 

Logging: Forestry (Work Safe BC).

PNASH Logging Safety (University of Washington). 

SHARP Logging Publications

Student Logging Training Program (Oregon State University). 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Virginia's SHARP Logger Program

Washington Contract Loggers Association

Washington Forest Protection Association

Wildfire Smoke Rulemaking