National Forklift Safety Day

Special Coverage: National Forklift Safety Day 2019

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June 11, 2019, is National Forklift Safety Day. In Washington, D.C., and around the country, members of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) will be highlighting the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training.

As the official media sponsor of National Forklift Safety Day, DC Velocity is providing special coverage of the event, along with safety-related feature articles, news, and videos.

National Forklift Safety Day 2019 focuses on progress, best practices

Speakers at annual event outline efforts to promote forklift safety, including practical steps to support operator and pedestrian safety.

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Forklift makers speak out on safety

CLARK CLARK Material Handling Company Supports National Forklift Safety Day
Crown Connectivity Unleashes the Power of People
HAWKER® HAWKER® Committed to Power and Safety
Hyster Safety Doesn't Happen By Accident
MCFA MCFA Launches "Engaged in Safety" Campaign: Reinforcing the Importance of Forklift Operator Training and Certification
MHEDA Safety in Numbers!
OE Attachments How a "Smarter Vehicle" Can Improve Forklift Safety
PERC Forklift Safety Day Shines the Spotlight on a Year-Round Focus for Material Handling Professionals—Safety
Raymond Trucks. Telematics. Training.
Rite-Hite Help Keep the Blue Light in Plain Sight with Rite-Hite®
Toyota Celebrating Forklift Safety: Three Ways to Maintain Safe Forklift Use Throughout the Year
UniCarriers UniCarriers Is Committed to Forklift Safety Year-Round
Yale More Advanced, More Productive—and Most Importantly, Safer

Forklift safety videos

The forklift industry's initiative to promote safety

A commitment to forklift safety

Maintaining safety is a group effort

Making forklift safety a priority

Spreading the word on safety awareness

Forklift safety every day
Cover of NFSD 2019 special issue

Read our special National Forklift Safety Day issue


  • What’s on the agenda for National Forklift Safety Day 2019
  • 10 tips to maximize safety—and productivity—when operating with propane forklifts
  • Maintaining your forklift fleet in to increase safety
  • Forklift safety products

From the issue

Brian Feehan

National Forklift Safety Day: Industry unites behind safety
National Forklift Safety Day serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training.
By Brian J. Feehan, President, Industrial Truck Association

Don Buckman

Delivering the forklift safety message
Don Buckman brings 25 years of industrial safety experience to his role as chair of National Forklift Safety Day 2019. Here's what's on his agenda.
By Toby Gooley, Contributing Editor

People near forklift

Safer because they're sound
Maintaining your forklift fleet in tip-top condition plays an important role in keeping operators, pedestrians, and the workplace safe.
By Toby Gooley, Contributing Editor

Person driving forklift

10 tips to maximize safety—and productivity—when operating with propane forklifts
Raise the standard for safe, smooth operation by keeping these safety tips top of mind.
By Jeremy Wishart, Director, Off-Road Business Development, Propane Education & Research Council

Dock Stop gate

Spotlight on … forklift safety products
These new products are designed to enhance the safety of forklift operators and pedestrians wherever lift trucks are in use.