The Industrial Truck Association’s 11th annual National Forklift Safety Day will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11. The hybrid event will be held in person and virtually. 

In a Wednesday news release, ITA explained that the event allows forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the value of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks.

The day’s format will remain the same as past years' events, with presentations from government representatives, safety experts, and industry representatives. National Forklift Safety Day is open to the public. 

The speakers and their general topics for National Forklift Safety Day 2024 include:

  • Brian Feehan, President, Industrial Truck Association
  • Brett Wood, ITA Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Toyota Material Handling North America
  • Douglas Parker, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Invited)
  • Cesar Jimenez, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Product Planning, Product Assurance & Automated Solutions, Toyota Material Handling, Inc.
  • Larry Pearlman, President & Founder, SAFETY and Consulting Associates, Inc.

“ITA is excited to host the 11th National Forklift Safety Day and to keep safety top of mind,” said Brian Feehan, president of ITA. “We understand the importance of effective forklift operator training, and ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day is meant to keep that discussion at the forefront year after year.”

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