June 6, 2019

Lift truck makers celebrate National Forklift Safety Day 2019 with special offers and local events

Lift truck manufacturers and dealers will be observing National Forklift Safety Day on June 11, 2019. Here are just a few examples of the special programs and offers they'll be offering around the country.

By DC Velocity Staff

The main event for National Forklift Safety Day 2019 will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 11. But lift truck manufacturers, dealers, and providers of associated products and services around the country will be holding their own events to help customers improve safety in their warehouses and distribution centers. Operator training classes, information resources, and safety-themed community events are among the many ways forklift makers and local dealers will help their customers keep forklift safety top of mind. The folowing are just a few examples.

Clark Material Handling Co. will once again celebrate National Forklift Safety Day and promote forklift safety with a community event at its North American headquarters, 700 Enterprise Dr., Lexington, Ky. This year's program, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on June 14, will feature a barbecue lunch, a forklift rodeo for certified drivers, and a driving course for industrial truck novices. Local radio station 98.1 "The Bull" will also be on hand to add to the festivities. This free program is open to the public; register on-site the day of the event.

Dealers representing UniCarriers Americas Corp. (UCA) will be recognizing National Forklift Safety Day in a variety of ways. UCA's factory-owned dealer locations, New England Industrial Truck (NEIT), headquartered in Woburn, Mass., and Capital Equipment and Handling (CEH), based in Hartland, Wis., will host free operator training and recertification courses to encourage and advance forklift safety. In addition, NEIT is bringing in one of its battery vendors to discuss proper battery maintenance and will offer free safety evaluations, where experts will perform basic checks to ensure trucks are within OSHA regulations. To register, contact New England Industrial Truck at 781-935-9105 or Capital Equipment and Handling at 1-800-813-1000. UCA authorized dealer Mid Atlantic Industrial Equipment of York, Pa., invites guests to attend an open house June 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at York Expo Center, where they can speak with vendors and win door prizes and giveaways. Register here or call 1-888-383-LIFT.

In addition, UniCarriers is offering a DURA-Lift aftermarket promotion with attractive prices on safety lighting on June 11 only. Discounts can be applied to headlamps, LED blue spotlights, LED red zone lights, and a variety of strobe lamps. For more information, contact your local UniCarriers dealer.

To celebrate National Forklift Safety Day, The Raymond Corp. is offering its e-learning programs at a discounted rate to encourage companies to stay secure while remaining competitive in today's e-commerce-driven economy. Raymond's commitment to operator training started with its Safety On The Move® forklift operator training program. Today, Safety On The Move is also available as an e-learning program, allowing operators to complete required education from the convenience of wherever they are located. Raymond E-Learning Safety on the Move Forklift Operator Training introduces best practices for warehouse environments that help protect employees, equipment, and materials while complying with OSHA requirements. Raymond's e-learning program is available at a 25 percent discount through June 30. For more information on Raymond's training courses, go to www.raymondcorp.com/elearning. To purchase the e-learning program, visit portal.raymondcorp.com/shop/safety-on-the-move-forklift-operator-training.

On June 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wisconsin Lift Trucka member of the Wolter Group, will host "Innovation and Safety Day" during the Grand Opening of its new, dedicated Service Center at 960 Industrial Dr., West Salem, Wis. As part of this free event, the company will be promoting safety awareness and training with the Virtual Reality Forklift Simulator. Both desktop and sit-down training with various simulation configurations will allow attendees to test their forklift operating skills. In addition, this special day will include presentations on tips and tricks for using warehouse and pedestrian safety products; workplace safety and virtual reality; and lithium-ion batteries. Attendees will also receive lunch and a chance to win prizes. Register for the Salem event through the "Contact Us" form.

On June 11, MCFA (Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.) will partner with the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to raise awareness of forklift safety and inspire stakeholders throughout the industry to help spread the message. Since many forklift-related accidents are attributed to operator oversight or operators being unfamiliar with their forklift equipment, MCFA has found it imperative to focus on the importance of properly training forklift operators. MCFA's "Engaged in Safety" campaign will reinforce the message that properly trained forklift operators are aware of the potential hazards when operating a forklift in their environment and implement the control measures necessary to minimize the risks associated with those hazards. Get more information about the Engaged in Safety initiative.

Several Yale dealers will be holding special events in recognition of National Forklift Safety Day:

  • Barclay Brand Ferdon will hold its fourth annual safety summit on June 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at 2401 S. Clinton Ave., South Plainfield, N.J. The free event features seminars and displays designed to help end users ensure their operations run safely and efficiently. A special presentation will include a case study on how a New Jersey-based fragrance company established and maintains a "safety culture." Attendees will also be able to talk with other facility, operations, and safety managers; discuss safety at an open forum led by an OSHA safety trainer; attend a series of mini seminars on forklift safety topics; and view and demo the latest material handling products and technologies. For more information or to register, call 908-561-2100 x 1162 or sign up here.
  • The York, Pa., location of Eastern Lift Truck Co. Inc. will visit Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) to introduce future supply chain and logistics professionals to the importance of forklift safety. Volunteer experts will share information about truck inspections, operator training, and safe practices with the students. Students in LCTI's Supply Chain Management and Logistics Technology program gain work experience, including forklift operation, in the school's fully functioning distribution center.
  • MH Equipment (MH) will host "Tons of Trucks," a free public event at the local branch in Evansville, Ind., located at 738 Rusher Lane. On June 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., customers, local vendors, and the general public can get up close and personal with some very big vehicles! First responders will bring their trucks, and the MH fleet of equipment will be available for guests to sit in and explore. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about the importance of being safe around vehicles. A short safety demonstration will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a siren-free quiet hour until 2 p.m.. This quiet time will allow those with auditory sensitivities to enjoy seeing the big trucks without noise.

In honor of its commitment to National Forklift Safety Day, Toyota Forklifts is offering special pricing for online orders of the Toyota Electric Walkie Pallet Jack. Visit this web page and use promo code NFSD2019 to receive an additional $250 off. Offer expires June 30, 2019.

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