For the first time, the Industrial Truck Association’s event will be hybrid, with in-person and virtual attendance options.
Industrial Truck Association’s ninth annual National Forklift Safety Day will take place on Tuesday, June 14 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. For the first time, the event will be hybrid, with in-person and virtual attendance options. The event serves as an opportunity for forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the value of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks.
Open to everyone, National Forklift Safety Day registration is now open on ITA’s website. To register to attend in person or virtually, please visit the website. The format will remain the same as past years’ events with presentations from government representatives, safety experts, and industry representatives.
The speakers for National Forklift Safety Day 2022 include:
- Chuck Pascarelli, President, Americas, Hyster-Yale Group (Chairman, ITA Board of Directors)
- Douglas Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
- Jonathan Dawley, President and CEO, KION North America, (Chairman, National Forklift Safety Day 2022)
- Lorne Weeter, Senior Vice President, NA Customer Service, Dematic
- Brian Duffy, Director of Corporate Environmental and Manufacturing Safety, Crown Equipment Corporation
“ITA has been the voice of the industrial truck industry for over 70 years,” said Brian Feehan, president of ITA. “We understand there is a critical need for effective forklift operator training, and ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day is meant to keep that discussion at the forefront year-after-year.”
As National Forklift Safety Day nears, more information and updates will be made available on ITA’s website at https://indtrk.org/national-forklift-safety-day.
For more than 70 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.
About National Forklift Safety Day
Forklifts are an integral part of industry and commerce around the world. The operators who move products from warehouse to truck to loading dock keep goods moving across the country. Without forklift operators, much of the work needed to move pallets of parts, finished products, and food would be time-consuming and extremely dangerous. So instead, forklifts do the heavy lifting. But with all that heavy lifting, safety becomes paramount.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), forklift-related injuries have increased since 2011. Training is an important factor in reducing the number of injuries and deaths. The type of forklift, the material being moved, and the facility where they work also impacts the type of training an operator needs. This annual reminder also brings industries across the country together to help improve the safety of every employee – including the operator.