EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, will join the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to support the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day, to be held on June 11, 2019.
ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day provides a unique platform to educate the industry about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training to avoid injury. The ITA works closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to facilitate training seminars and develop educational resources to emphasize safe practices in warehouse environments.
According to OSHA, close to 70 percent of the nearly 100,000 injuries each year due to forklift accidents could be avoided with proper safety training.
"We commend the ITA for continuing National Forklift Safety Day, now in its sixth year, and for its dedication to the overall safety of our industry,” says Harold Vanasse, senior director of marketing, Motive Power Americas at EnerSys.