Just because you asked…..
The Industrial Truck Association (ITA), representing industry manufacturers of lift trucks, tow tractors, rough terrain vehicles, hand-pallet trucks, and automated guided vehicles throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, will hold their annual meeting on September 3-6, 2014 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. 90% of Canadian and United States Forklift manufacturers belong to ITA. The U.S. National Forklift Safety Day was on June 10, 2014 and highlighted the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. The Canadian National Forklift Safety Day is expected to do the same. One in four transportation workplace accidents are Forklift related. This is a staggering statistic; only through safe operating techniques can this problem be addressed. Employers must ensure that each Forklift operator is competent to operate a Powered Industrial Truck safely, as demonstrated by the successful completion of the training and evaluation specified in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.178.
Total Equipment Training can provide an onsite safety training program for all of your Powered Industrial Truck needs, including a hands-on operating portion on your equipment. Our goal is to deliver that knowledge to employers and operators in a timely and efficient manner. That is why our trainers train your employees on your specific machines.
Call us today at 610-321-2679. I would be happy to help and I hope to hear from you soon.
Stay safe, stay up to date.