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Brian Feehan, President, ITA On June 9, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) will host our seventh National Forklift Safety Day. The impact of Covid-19 continues to pose challenges for our nation. Due to these challenges, ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) 2020 will be held as a virtual event on June 9, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern time. The program can be viewed by visiting the ITA’s website or the special NFSD section of DC Velocity’ s website . Covid-19 continues to have a major impact on our country and on the safety and health of the nation’s workforce. ITA members, as manufacturers, employers, and members of their communities, are doing their part to help the country through these unprecedented times. The use of forklifts and other powered industrial trucks (PITs) is integral to virtually every supply chain in every industry. ITA members’ products operate in all 50 states in over 300 industries. The top industries include warehousing, grocery wholesaling, and trucking. Every critically needed supply category—medicine, medical devices, personal protective equipment (PPE), food and beverage, and more—is moved by a forklift at one or more points in the supply chain. It has never been more important to highlight and reinforce the message of forklift safety. Safety remains one of ITA’s top priorities. Through a longstanding alliance, ITA works closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in conducting compliance-officer training seminars on forklift safety. The OSHA-ITA Alliance is now in its 16th year, and our training program is in its 14th year. We have trained hundreds of OSHA compliance officers and consultation personnel on the safe use of our products, supplying them with workplace safety materials and communicating specialized forklift safety information. In addition, ITA partners with the American National Standards Institute, the Industrial Truck Standards Development […]
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