GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 7, 2018)- With the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) coming up June 12, Yale Materials Handling Corporation celebrates its year-round investment in safety. Company representatives will be in Washington, D.C. June 11-12 for the official NFSD events, participating in educational sessions and meeting with congressional representatives on safety, education and workforce.
"The Industrial Truck Association's National Forklift Safety Day and the National Safety Council's designation of June as National Safety Month give us an opportunity to spotlight something that's important to us year-round - safety," says Chris Murtha, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. "Whether it's industry-wide education, smart equipment features or effective operator training, we are committed to making the materials handling industry safer and more productive."
In addition to the corporate presence in Washington, NFSD takes a local twist with Yale® dealers. For example, Barclay Brand Ferdon is welcoming visitors to its third annual Safety Summit in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Yale's commitment to safety also shines through in the development of innovative, safety-enhancing lift truck features. The Yale® Smart Operator Sensing System uses detection sensors, rather than cumbersome pedals, to reinforce proper operating position while offering more usable floor space and improved comfort. The Continuous Stability System (CSS™) is a simple, effective mechanical system built into the fundamental design of the truck, improving stability with no maintenance requirements, sensors, controllers or extra wiring.
The company's award-winning Yale Handle with Care Operator Training Program draws on 40 years of experience developing professional lift truck operator training. The video-based program covers all five lift truck classes, with necessary tools for customized operator training. Yale also offers pedestrian and forklift safety tip posters that feature best practice checklists based on OSHA regulations.
About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001: 2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE: HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,900 people world-wide.