Safety will be front and center on June 11, 2019, when members of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) take part in the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day in Washington, D.C. The event provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers, and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training.
On June 10, an educational program for members and invited guests will highlight government policies and regulations affecting forklift operator training and safety. The main, public event will be held June 11, with a morning program on a variety of forklift safety-related topics. In the afternoon, ITA members will visit Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives.
Both days will feature presentations by experts from industry and government. Speakers will include ITA President Brian Feehan; Scott Johnson, ITA chairman of the board and vice president of sales and marketing, Clark Material Handling; and National Forklift Safety Day 2019 Chairman Don C. Buckman, environmental health and safety manager and corporate responsibility leader for Hyster-Yale Group, among others.
Part of the program will be open to forklift end users. For more information, contact ITA online or by calling (202) 296-9880.
On National Forklift Safety Day, forklift manufacturers and dealers around the country will also hold local events to enhance awareness of safe practices in warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, and other environments where forklifts are in use.
ITA represents manufacturers of lift trucks, AGVs, and similar equipment in North America. The organization promotes standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical information, and holds industry forums.