Washington State Logger Safety Initiative

A partnership of government and private industry leaders

The Washington State Logger Safety Initiative was started in March 2013. The goals of the initiative are to:

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

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Logging Safety Initiative (LSI) Contractor participants

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Company
3 CS TIMBER CUTTING (DEMING, WA)
3 RIVERS CUTTING INC (DARRINGTON, WA)
ALLEN BROS. FOREST MANAGEMENT INC. (ARLINGTON, WA)
ALRT CORPORATION (EVERSON, WA)
ARNOLD TIMBER CUTTING INC (GLENWOOD, WA)
ARTIC TIMBER INC (COSMOPOLIS, WA)
ATLAS LANDING CLEARING INC (SNOHOMISH, WA)
B & M LOGGING INC (CHEHALIS, WA)
BATES AND ROWLAND LOGGING (CONCRETE, WA)
BILL GOULD LOGGING LLC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
BLACK LAKE TIMBER INC (OLYMPIA, WA)
BOW ALGER CONSTRUCTION INC (SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
BRINDLE TECHNICAL LOGGING INC. (MOSSYROCK, WA)
BRUHN LOGGING & TREE SERVICE (WILKESON, WA)
BUCKS LOGGING INC (ONALASKA, WA)
C & C LOGGING LLC (KELSO, WA)
CANYON CONSTRUCTION (CHEHALIS, WA)
CARLSON AND SONS LOGGING INC (LONGVIEW, WA)
CARTER LOGGING INC (MONTESANO, WA)
CASTLE & COLEMAN LOG CO INC (SHELTON, WA)
CAVEMAN CUTTING CO. (THE DALLES, OR)
CHERRY VALLEY LOGGING COMPANY (DUVALL, WA)
CHILTON LOGGING INC (WOODLAND, WA)
COLBURN TIMBER INC (RAYMOND, WA)
DAVE BEKKEVAR LOGGING & TRUCKING INC. (SEQUIM, WA)
DAVID NAKANO CONTRACT CUTTING (CENTRALIA, WA)
DAVISON TIMBER CUTTING LLC (SNOHOMISH, WA)
DIAMOND TIMBER COMPANY INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
DILLEY & SOLOMAN LOGGING INC (FORKS, WA)
DON FUDGE CONTRACT CUTTING INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
DUANE BRUNER LOGGING INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
E & E TIMBER INC. (FORKS, WA)
E N B LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION INC (CHEHALIS, WA)
EAST FORK TREE SERVICE (LA CENTER, WA)
EDWARDS LOGGING COMPANY (PORT ANGELES, WA)
EIGER SKYLINE INC (LEAVENWORTH, WA)
EVERGREEN CUTTING INC (AMANDA PARK, WA)
FARWEST PORTABLE CRUSHING (NORTH BONNEVILLE, WA)
FORKS FIBER MANAGEMENT INC (FORKS, WA)
FRANK HARKNESS TRUCK & LOG LLC (ACME, WA)
GALEANA CUTTING (ABERDEEN, WA)
GEORGE ANDERSON LLC (CARNATION, WA)
GEORGE BRIDGEWATER LOGGING INC (SOUTH BEND, WA)
GOULD-SUNRISE LOGGING INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
GREENUP ENTERPRISES INCORPORA (ESTACADA, OR)
HADALLER LOGGING INCORPORATED (LONGVIEW, WA)
HAMILTON LOGGING INC (SOUTH BEND, WA)
HANSON CREEK CUTTING INC (HOQUIAM, WA)
HIETT LOGGING INC (BURLINGTON, WA)
HOLM, JOHN H (ENUMCLAW, WA)
HORSLEY TIMBER & CONSTRUCTION INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
HUBSTER LOGGING INC (GRAHAM, WA)
IBARRAS LOGGING (PESHASTIN, WA)
INMAN LOGGING LLC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
IRON MOUNTAIN LUMBER COMPANY (CLE ELUM, WA)
J & O TIMBER FALLING INC (ONALASKA, WA)
J & P CUTTING INC (SHELTON, WA)
JANICKI LOGGING & CONSTRUCTION CO INCE (SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA)
JERRY DEBRIAE LOGGING CO INC (CATHLAMET, WA)
KM CONTRACT CUTTING, LLC (YACOLT, WA)
KOVASH LOGGING LTD (ENUMCLAW, WA)
KRUME LOGGING CO LLC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
LEE LEVANEN LOGGING CO LLC (BATTLE GROUND, WA)
LEVANEN INC (BATTLE GROUND, WA)
M & M EXCAVATING LLC (GLENWOOD, WA)
MAC MILLAN & COMPANY (TUMWATER, WA)
MARCON TIMBER CO INC (PESHASTIN, WA)
MOOSE CREEK LOGGING INC (ARLINGTON, WA)
MOUNTAIN LOGGING INC (WHITE SALMON, WA)
N D C TIMBER INC (ELMA, WA)
NATHAN GRAHAM TIMBERCUTTING INC. (ELLENSBURG, WA)
NIELSEN BROTHERS INC (BELLINGHAM, WA)
NORTH FORK TIMBER CO (CENTRALIA, WA)
NORTHWEST CUTTING INC (DARRINGTON, WA)
NW TIMBER CUTTING INC (DEMING, WA)
PACIFIC LOG PROCESSING LLC (RAYMOND, WA)
QUALITY LOGGING LLC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
QUARTZ CREEK TIMBER CUTTING INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
R HARPER CUTTING LLC (MOSSYROCK, WA)
R L SMITH LOGGING INC (OLYMPIA, WA)
ROTSCHY TIMBER MANAGEMENT (AMBOY, WA)
S & T TIMBER INC (ABERDEEN, WA)
SAXON CONTRACTING LLC (BOW, WA)
SCHUBERT & SONS TIMBERCUTTING LLC (CATHLAMET, WA)
SEVIER LOGGING LLC (LACEY, WA)
SHIPP CONSTRUCTION INC (ETHEL, WA)
SIMPSON LOGGING INC (CASHMERE, WA)
SOUTHWEST CUTTING INC (SOUTH BEND, WA)
STEELE TRUCKING INC (SILVER CREEK, WA)
TDC EXCAVATION & LOGGING INC (CHEHALIS, WA)
TIM BROWN LOGGING INC (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
TOM L. WEBER, INC. (WHITE SALMON, WA)
VAN DYK & SONS LOGGING INC (DEMING, WA)
W A CUTTING & LOGGING INC (ONALASKA, WA)
WASHINGTON LOGGING LLC (SATSOP, WA)
WEST COAST TIMBER CO. (EATONVILLE, WA)
WESTWOOD LOGGING LLC (CASHMERE, WA)
WHITE & ZUMSTEIN INC (WOODLAND, WA)
WILDWOOD TIMBER INC (WINLOCK, WA)
WILLAPA LOGGING CO INC (RAYMOND, WA)
WILLIAM BLOCKLEY CONSTRUCTION (DEMING, WA)
WILLIAM ORRIN COLLINS (CASTLE ROCK, WA)
WOODS CREEK LOGGING LLC (MONROE, WA)
WYSS LOGGING INC (YAKIMA, WA)

 

LSI Landowner participants

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Company
Green Diamond Resource Company (Shelton, WA)
Hancock Forest Management (Orting, WA)
Merrill & Ring (Port Angeles, WA)
Olympic Resource Management LLC (Poulsbo, WA)
Port Blakely Tree Farms (Tumwater, WA)
Rayonier, Inc. (Hoquiam, WA)
Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands (Longview, WA)
Weyerhaeuser Western Timberlands (Vancouver, WA)

LSI Landowner Reporting Form (69 KB DOC)

Urgent need for action

There is an urgent need for action because workers in manual logging (especially younger workers) have more frequent and more severe injuries than in other industries. The risk class for manual logging has experienced catastrophic and costly claims but also fewer worker hours reported by employers, leading to unsustainable workers' compensation premium rates for the industry.

Initiative participants include:

  • Washington Contract Loggers Association;
  • Washington Forest Protection Association;
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources;
  • Washington State Department of Labor & Industries;
  • Private landowners and logging companies.

The 2013 Legislature supported the Initiative by passing ESSB 5744, which was signed by Governor Inslee on May 21.

Learn more about the Logger Safety Initiative

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Contact

For more information, please contact Devin Proctor at LoggerSafety@Lni.wa.gov or 360-902-5008.

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