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On June 12, forklift manufacturers will once again head to Washington to inform legislators and policymakers about the importance of forklift safety and proper operator training. Here’s the latest on what they have planned for this fifth annual event. The conversation will be all about safety on June 12, 2018, when members of the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) take part in the fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day in Washington, D.C. This well-attended event provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers, and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Washington-based ITA represents manufacturers of lift trucks, AGVs, and similar equipment in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The organization promotes international standards development, advances engineering and safety practices, disseminates statistical information, and holds industry forums. An educational program for members and invited guests will be held the afternoon of June 11, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C. This part of the program will feature an update on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and policies affecting forklift operator training and safety by ITA Counsel Gary Cross; a review of international trade policies affecting lift truck manufacturers and importers by Linda Dempsey, vice president, international economic affairs, for the National Association of Manufacturers; and an update on Congressional activities by Washington lawyer and former member of Congress Scott Klug. The main, public event will be held June 12, with a morning program (also at the Mandarin Oriental) featuring experts from both industry and government. The stellar lineup of speakers includes: Brian Feehan, president, Industrial Truck Association Scott Johnson, ITA chairman of the board and vice president of sales and marketing, Clark Material Handling Tommy Nguyen, staff director for Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on the Senate Health, […]
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