By MMH Staff ·
June 8, 2022
EnerSys, a provider of energy storage solutions for industrial applications, joins the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in supporting its annual National Forklift Safety Day. Now in its ninth year, National Forklift Safety Day 2022 will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 and will coincide with a keynote presentation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Estimates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that nearly 100,000 workers are injured each year as a result of accidents involving the approximately 900,000 forklifts currently in service in the United States. Statistically, this means that more than one in ten forklifts will be involved in an accident. every year. These numbers match data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also shows that nearly 100 workers are fatally injured each year in forklift-related incidents.
OSHA also estimates that nearly 70% of all forklift accidents can be prevented with proper training or policy. To help facilitate such training, the ITA works with OSHA to develop seminars and educational resources that highlight best practices in manufacturing and warehousing environments. National Forklift Safety Day reflects this mission and provides an opportunity to focus on operator education, promote greater pedestrian awareness and share forklift safety resources.
“From battery design and installation to on-site training, safety is the top priority at EnerSys, and we proudly support ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day,” says Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Global at EnerSys. “With the global supply chain still under tremendous pressure to recover from the pandemic and other influences, awareness of forklift safety and best practices is more crucial than ever. We applaud ITA’s continued efforts to achieve this through National Forklift Safety Day.
For more information on National Forklift Safety Day, click here.
June 8, 2022
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