Forklift Manufacturers Emphasize the Importance of Operator Training

On June 11, forklift manufacturers from across the country convened in Washington, D.C., for National Forklift Safety Day to highlight the importance of operator training and daily equipment checks. OSHA Acting Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt emphasized that “prevention has to be everyone’s goal.” Tips on safe work practices on or around forklifts are available in a new OSHA Alert.

June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day - Industrial Truck Association

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), will be recognized on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and workplaces nationwide. Throughout the day, forklift manufacturers will highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. ITA works with OSHA through an Alliance to provide training seminars for OSHA inspectors, and develop safety materials. For these and other resources to share on National Forklift Safety Day, visit OSHA’s forklift webpage.