READING, Pennsylvania, June 8, 2021 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, today is joining the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to recognize National Forklift Safety Day. This annual event, now in its eighth year, provides a platform to educate the industry about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training to avoid injury. The ITA works closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to facilitate training seminars and to develop valuable resources that promote safe practices in a Distribution Center (DC) or warehouse setting. According to OSHA, an average of 22 workers are injured in nonfatal forklift incidents each day.
“EnerSys designs and engineers battery technology for forklift equipment with the welfare of operators and other warehouse personnel in mind,” said Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Global at EnerSys. “It is our responsibility as a company to supply products that comply with the highest standards of health and safety for our end-users, who are helping to keep our global supply chain moving, and we are honored to stand beside ITA to raise awareness about this important topic that impacts so many different industries and demographics.”
The ITA represents manufacturers of lift trucks, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and similar equipment in North America. The organization promotes standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical information and organizes industry forums.
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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
ABOUT INDUSTRIAL TRUCK ASSOCIATION (ITA)
For more than 70 years, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) 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 www.indtrk.org.