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                                                     Attendance Roster

Logging Training 2021 Timber Cutting Training 2021
​​Quarter 1 - Common Hazard Training ​​Quarter 1 - Common Hazards Training
Quarter 2 Slips, Trips, and Falls Quarter 2 Tree Risk Assessment
Quarter 3-Cable Logging in a Thinning Unit  Quarter 3-Cutting Timber in a Thinning​ Unit
Quarter 4-Yarder Inspection Quarter 4-Cutting in Small Patches of Timber​​
Logging Training 2020 Timber Cutting Training 2020
Quarter 1 - Lowboy Safety Training Quarter 1 - Managing Danger Trees
Quarter 2 - Presetting Chokers Safety Considerations Quarter 2 - Bucking Difficulties
Quarter 3 - Machine Guarding Quarter 3 - Machine Assisted Cutting
Quarter 4 - Access and Egress of Logging Machines Quarter 4 - Overcoming Falling Difficulties
Logging Training 2019 Timber Cutting Training 2019
Quarter 1 - Logging Lockout Tagout Quarter 1 - Basic Chainsaw Operations
Quarter 2 - Logging Rigging Crew Hazards Quarter 2 - Importance of Undercuts
Quarter 3 - Flagging for Logging and Cutting Quarter 3 - Flagging for Logging and Cutting
Quarter 4 - Landing Safety Quarter 4 - Timber Cutting Communication
Logging Training 2018 Timber Cutting Training 2018
Quarter 1 - Hidden Logging Hazards Quarter 1 - Hidden Timber Cutting Hazards
Quarter 2 - In the Clear Logging Quarter 2 - In the Clear Cutting
Quarter 3 - Logging and Cutting Environmental Hazards Quarter 3 - Logging and Cutting Environmental Hazards
Quarter 4 - Logging Skyline Complacency Quarter 4 - Timber Cutting Fatigue
Logging Training 2017 Timber Cutting Training 2017
Quarter 1 Cold Weather Logging Quarter 1 Cold Weather Cutting
Quarter​ 2 Machine Operator Extraction Quarter 2 Machine Operator Extraction
Quarter 3 ​Freeing a Hung-up Turn​ Quarter 3 Falling Hung-up Trees
Quarter 4 ​Landing Hazards Scenarios​ Quarter 4 Scenarios  of Piled Up Trees
Logging Training 2016 Timber Cutting Training 2016
Quarter 1 Safety Meetings and Near-Misses Quarter 1 Safety Meetings and Near-Misses
Quarter 2 Rigging Inspection Quarter 2 Overcoming Falling Difficulties
Quarter 3 Traveling on Logging Roads Quarter 3 Overcoming Bucking Difficulties
Quarter 4 Log Truck Safety Quarter 4 Evaluating Snags
Logging Training 2015 Timber Cutting Training 2015
Quarter 1 In the Clear Quarter 1 In the Clear
Quarter 2 Pre-Setting Chokers Quarter 2 Preparation of Cutting a Unit
Quarter 3 Three Guyline Yarders Quarter 3 Cutting Danger Trees
Quarter 4 Guyline Anchors Quarter 4 Machine Assist Cutting

Annual Training

Training Videos

Training videos are optional/additional training aids and are not intended to meet the LSI Training Requirements

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. Click here to review the complete WA State Logging Operations, Safety Standards.  

Broken Chain Link Almost Kills Worker 

Danger! Chain Saw Safety-Training Video

Faller Killed by Slab from Danger Tree 

Forestry Brush Cutter Fatality 

Hazardous Chemicals Communication Training Module

Lockout/Tagout Training Module

Logging Safety Awareness

Loggers Safety Initiative

Modern Hazards of Logging Shown in Rediscovered Art

Outdoor Heat Illness Training Module

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 James Smith at (360) 575-6948 or email james.smith@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. 

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). 

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