CLARK Material Handling Company Supports National Forklift Safety Day
CLARK Material Handling Company, a top-ten global manufacturer of forklift trucks and spare parts, announces its support for and participation in National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) on June 11, 2019, as part of its commitment to the material handling industry and in partnership with the Industrial Truck Association (ITA).
Improvements in forklift operator and pedestrian safety through different stakeholders working together—manufacturers, dealers, employers, and employees as well as federal and state safety officials—continues to drive the decline in the overall forklift accident rate.
"We know that a safe operator is a trained operator, and a trained operator is a safer operator, so we'll continue to promote it at every opportunity," said Scott Johnson, Industrial Truck Association Chairman and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CLARK Material Handling Company. "Demand for lift trucks has been very strong over the last five years, making the need for continuous awareness about training a must."
In addition to the Washington, D.C., national activities and those coordinated through the ITA and its member companies, CLARK will promote National Forklift Safety Day with a special program at its American headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
CLARK will host its own National Forklift Safety Day event on Friday, June 14, 2019, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The festivities will feature forklift driving demonstrations, safety presentations, facility tours, door prizes, and a free lunch provided by Smokin' Jax BBQ at noon, accompanied by a live radio broadcast by 98.1 "The Bull."
"The national event in D.C. and all other local ITA member-company events across the U.S. provide owners and operators, and anyone even casually involved with forklift operation, the opportunity to learn valuable safety skills designed to reduce accidents through safe operation and forklift use," Johnson said.
"The National Forklift Safety Day program promotes the idea that safety is a shared goal. We are very proud that our ITA member companies and dealers support this initiative. Each year we look forward to the national event, and in particular, to hosting our neighbors and customers at our own local Lexington event," Johnson concluded.
About CLARK Material Handling Company
CLARK Material Handling Company has been an industry leader since its production of the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917. CLARK has over 550 locations worldwide, with dealer representation in more than 80 countries. A full range of I.C. and electric trucks for diverse applications are available in the CLARK product line. For more information about CLARK, CLARK products, and job opportunities at CLARK, please visit: www.clarkmhc.com.
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