The topic of forklift safety will be top of mind on Capitol Hill on June 10. That's when members of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), which represents lift truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories, will be taking part in the first-ever National Forklift Safety Day in Washington, D.C.
The National Forklift Safety Day program will provide an opportunity for manufacturers to educate customers, policymakers, and government officials about safe forklift operating practices. In addition to attending presentations on safety-related topics like equipment design and operator training, forklift makers will meet with members of Congress to discuss regulatory issues as well as trade initiatives, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), that could help U.S. lift truck manufacturers increase their exports. Many of the participating companies are also holding safety-focused events, including equipment demonstrations and training classes, at their own and dealers' facilities that day.
Washington-based ITA is involved in international standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and holds industry forums.
To commemorate National Forklift Safety Day, we invited lift truck providers to share their thoughts on the safe operation of forklifts. Click on the links below to read what they have to say.