First National Forklift Safety Day Highlights Operator Training

Industrial Truck Association raises awareness on importance of operator training at June 10 event.

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National Forklift Safety Day will serve as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training.

National Forklift Safety Day will serve as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training.

We are launching this event to focus on the importance of safety and training. Safety is paramount to our industry and operator training has been proven to prevent accidents.

Washington D.C. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014

Properly trained operators mean fewer industrial accidents and a safer work environment. That’s the message the Industrial Truck Association will reinforce at the inaugural National Forklift Safety Day, June 10.

“Industrial truck manufacturers have long supported the necessity of operator training and safe work practices,” said Brian Feehan, ITA president. “We are launching this event to focus on the importance of safety and training. Safety is paramount to our industry and operator training has been proven to prevent accidents.”

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, effective training can significantly reduce accident rates.

The National Forklift Safety Day event takes place:            

9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Tuesday, June 10
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.

The event serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, and provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the Administration on forklift operating safety practices.

Speakers include:

  •     Brian Feehan, ITA President
  •     Brian Butler, ITA Chairman (President & CEO, Linde Material Handling, North America)
  •     Doug Kalinowski, OSHA, Directorate of Cooperative & State Programs
  •     Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel to the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee

ITA is the voice of the forklift manufacturing industry.

About ITA:
For more than 60 years, the Industrial Truck Association has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking. Visit http://www.indtrk.org for more.