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 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 Safety

Landing Hazards Scenarios​

Landing Safety

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

Three Guyline Yarders

Yarder Inspection

Topic: Roadways

Flagging for Logging and Cutting

Log Truck Safety

Lowboy Safety Training

Traveling on Logging Roads

Topic: Miscellaneous Safety

Common Hazard Training

Logging Lockout Tagout

Machine Guarding

Safety Meetings and Near-Misses

Topic: Bucking

Bucking Difficulties

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

Tree Risk Assessment

Topic: Environmental Conditional Hazards

Wind-thrown

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

Flagging for Logging and Cutting

Machine Assist Cutting

Machine Assisted Cutting

Machine Operator Extraction

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. Click here to review the complete WA 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 

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

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. 

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