Barclay Brand Ferdon Will Host Safety Summit for National Forklift Safety Day

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To raise awareness of safety issues connected with forklifts, Barclay Brand Ferdon is planning an upcoming safety summit. This summit will be held in conjunction with National Forklift Safety Day.

We are excited to support National Forklift Safety Day by providing this summit for workers and leaders who use forklifts as a key element for getting the job done

Barclay Brand Ferdon will be hosting a safety summit planned on June 14, 2016, in conjunction with National Forklift Safety Day. The summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and it includes a morning seminar, followed by a lunch and safety product demonstrations by experts in this industry. Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions and get guidance.

Because forklifts are so prevalent in warehouses and on job sites, it's easy for workers to get complacent about the hazards associated with this ubiquitous piece of equipment. Almost 100 workers are killed in forklift accidents every year, and 20,000 people receive injuries in accidents involving forklifts. Attendees will learn valuable accident prevention information, guidelines and current safety practices designed to keep everyone safe. This seminar also includes information about OSHA standards and its penalty system to educate employees and supervisors. In addition, attendees will receive informative details about OSHA regarding standard requirements, rules, violations and citations. Understanding how OSHA's penalty system regulates this equipment is crucial for companies who want to operate within these guidelines.

Skip Russo, President and CEO of Barclay said, "We are excited to support National Forklift Safety Day by providing this summit for workers and leaders who use forklifts as a key element for getting the job done. We have planned an information-packed event designed to educate and raise awareness of the potential dangers that exist in the workplace with mobile equipment."

Anyone operating a forklift must be cognizant of OSHA regulations and safety practices. Initial operator training is just one component of comprehensive safety. Operators are required to receive refresher courses in order to remember and follow accident prevention guidelines. Management staff has the responsibility for completing daily inspections and other OSHA recordkeeping requirements to demonstrate compliance with regulations.

For more information about forklifts, safety and the upcoming safety summit on National Forklift Safety Day, participants are invited to visit the website of Barclay Brand Ferdon at http://www.bbfyale.com. Interested parties are also invited to call the company at 908-561-2100 or to visit the office at 2401 South Clinton Avenue, South Plainfield, N.J., 07080.

Barclay Brand Ferdon has been under its current ownership since 1996 when Skip Russo purchased it with an investor partner. The company assists customers with material handling equipment, fleet service and general warehouse operations, including employee training and safety recommendations. Consultation services are offered to assist businesses with managing and implementing all aspects of warehouse operations.

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