National Forklift Safety Day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers, and the public about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training.
The 10th commemoration of National Forklift Safety Day is slated to occur in-person and online on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
National Forklift Safety Day is an event that allows forklift manufacturers and related industries to emphasize the importance of safe forklift operations, operator training benefits, and the necessity for regular equipment inspections.
Accessible to everyone, National Forklift Safety Day can be virtually attended through the Industrial Truck Association’s website. The 2023 event will feature talks by representatives from the government, safety specialists, and industry insiders.
The roster of speakers for the 2023 National Forklift Safety Day includes:
- Brian Feehan, President, Industrial Truck Association
- Chuck Pascarelli, ITA Board Chairman and President, Americas, Hyster-Yale Group
- Douglas Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Michael Wood, Senior Vice President for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), TEAM Industrial Services
- Ed Stilwell, Innovation Chief Technologist, Hyster-Yale Group
National Forklift Safety Day was established in 2014 by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA). The event is intended to provide an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers, and the public about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training.
This annual observance underscores the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. The day is marked with various activities such as seminars, workshops, and parades that focus on the best safety practices. Participants include forklift manufacturers, dealers, end users, and safety trainers. The event has typically been celebrated on the second Tuesday of June each year.
Further details about National Forklift Safety Day can be found on ITA’s website.
The Industrial Truck Association, for over 70 years, has been a premier association of industrial truck manufacturers, component parts suppliers, and accessory providers doing business in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. ITA, headquartered in Washington, D.C., exercises an influential role in the formulation of international standards for the industry. In addition to advocating safe engineering practices, the association distributes market statistical data and facilitates industry forums for knowledge sharing and networking. Visit http://www.indtrk.org.