What is NE Safe Logger?

NE Safe Logger is an affordable, efficient and relevant logger training program, administered by the Trust to Conserve Northeast Forestlands (TCNEF), that upon completion will allow participants to obtain the discounted “certified mechanical logger” rate for workers' compensation insurance in the state of Maine.

What is included in the initial training?

16 hours, of interactive online training available on a computer, tablet or smart phone that can be completed at the user's own pace anytime day or night. The training can be saved and restarted at any time during the 14-day training period.

What are the topics that are covered?


  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid
  • Fire extinguisher safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Materials Handling
  • Sexual harassment
  • Hand and portable powered tools
  • Daily Inspection of the mandatory PPE, ROPS / FOPS, Seat belts
  • Walking and working surfaces
  • Serviceable condition
  • Mounting steps and handholds
  • Separation of operations
  • Visual or audible contact communications between employees
  • Overhead electric lines
  • Environmental conditions
  • Safety and health hazards
  • Flammable and combustible liquids
  • Lock Out / Tag Out for logging equipment
  • Second means of egress


How much does the training cost?


Participant Initial Training Fee Requalification -Minimum 8 hours(every 2 years Additional Online Training (optional)
Master Logger Employee $100.00 No Charge $10 per course topic*
PLC Member Employee $150.00 N/A $25 per course topic*
Others $300.00 N/A $35 per course topic*

*courses may be used for re-qualification credit for employees of Master Logger Certified companies

National Council on Compensation Insurance code 2722 (Have attended at least 16 hours of initial safety training and 8 hours in the field hands-on proficiency demonstration and thereafter 8 hours of continuing safety training every two years)

How do the additional online training classes work and why would an individual need them?

Companies may choose to enroll an employee in additional training on topics that are not covered in initial training or on a topic that the employee may need additional training on. These courses may qualify for OSHA “training” standard - 1910.266(i) – (Training of an employee due to unsafe job performance, or assignment of new work tasks, tools, equipment, machines or vehicles) and may be used toward requalification.

Please contact the TCNEF for a list of over 400 additional topics.

Can a user buy one additional training course at a time, as needed?

Yes, if your employee has already gone through an entry level training program and needs assistance with a subject you can buy access to the training you are looking for. Please contact the TCNEF for a list of over 400 additional topics.