Reforestation Reporting Requirements

Both contractors and landowners in the reforestation industry must file reports with L&I. Reforestation Risk Classifications include:

  • Forest management (1007), such as timber auditing.
  • Manual services (5004), such as tree planting or thinning.
  • Mechanized services (5006), such as roadside spraying.

Landowner responsibilities

Make sure their contractor's industrial insurance account is current

The landowner may be liable for their reforestation contractor's industrial insurance premiums if that contractor falls behind. L&I no longer sends letters to landowners indicating that their contractor's account is up-to-date. The landowner can check the status of the contractor's account at L&I's Verify Worker's Comp Premium Status service or by contacting the reforestation account manager.

Submit a report to L&I before work begins

Once the contract is signed, the landowner must also complete and submit the Contract: Report by Landowner -- Forest, Range & Timber Industry (F213‑010‑000) form before any work covered by this contract starts (including any additional awards to a written or verbal contract).

Forest landowner reporting responsibilities

Forest landowner responsibility for reporting is defined in WAC 296‑17‑35203 (4) (i) (www.leg.wa.gov).

Contractor responsibilities

Submit a report to L&I before beginning work

Contractors need to complete and submit the Contract: Report by Contractor -- Forest, Range & Timber Industry (F213‑011‑000) form before any work covered by this contract starts (including any additional awards to a written or verbal contract).

Report worker hours

Reforestation industry contractors must report worker hours for each individual contract with a timber landowner.

Reduce injuries in order to control claim costs

The risk of worker injury in reforestation occupations can be very high. Therefore, L&I urges contractors to create and maintain a safe work environment to prevent injuries. See the Steps to a Safe Work Environment page for more information.

Farm labor contractor licensing requirements

Some reforestation activities require a farm labor license. See the Farm Labor Contractors page for more information.

Reforestation contractor reporting responsibilities

Reforestation contractor responsibility for reporting is defined in WAC 296‑17‑35203 (4) (www.leg.wa.gov).

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