Loggers Safety Initiative Frequently Asked Question and Answers
Email the LSI program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-902-5607.
To participate in the program, and advance to Tier 3, a company must complete an initial workers’ compensation technical premium audit. This is to ensure your company is accurately reporting worker hours into the appropriate risk classifications.
Email the LSI program at email@example.com or call us at 360-902-5607.
All serious hazards identified during a DOSH consultation visit must be abated within a reasonable time period. Imminent danger findings or situations must be corrected immediately.
Uncorrected serious or imminent danger hazards are referred to DOSH Compliance
If your company has premium audit findings, you would arrange payment with an assigned revenue agent, or discuss appeal rights, if you disagree with the findings.
A workers’ compensation technical premium audit is L&I’s review of the company’s books and records to ensure they reporting their premium correctly.
The Logger Safety Initiative (LSI) is a program at L&I that seeks to improve safety and reduce workers’ compensation costs for manual loggers by offering financial incentives, safety consultation, and other resources.
The program establishes standards for worker training, performance, supervision, and reviews progress of logging operations through mandatory performance-based safety evaluations performed by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) consultation services.
To prepare for the workers’ compensation premium audit, you will need to gather and be ready to share your company’s books and records and participate in an audit interview.
When your audit date has been confirmed, you will receive a letter outlining a list of records we will ask to review.
You may reapply at any time after withdrawing from the program.
If your company was terminated from the program, you may reapply one year from the date of termination.
If your company was terminated due to a willful misrepresentation violation, you may not reapply for three years from the date of termination.
Please see the program’s termination policies for more information.
Visit the Logger Safety Initiative’s website and review our policies there.
If your company is a tier 3 company, and it is determined that the incident is a triggering event, then your company must participate in the safety review panel process.
Please see the Safety Review Panel Policy for more information on triggering events.