National Forklift Safety Day

The impact of COVID-19 remains to pose challenges for our nation. Due to these challenges, this year ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) 2020 will be held as a virtual event on the same date and time:  June 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM east coast time.

NFSD 2020, open to everyone, video of speakers and presentations will be available for viewing on June 9, 2020 at 9:00 AM (east coast time) by visiting ITA’s web site ( and DC Velocity’s web site ( The format will remain the same with presentations from government representatives, safety experts and industry representatives.

The speakers and their general topics for National Forklift Safety Day 2020 include:

  • Brian Feehan, President, Industrial Truck Association – Moderator
  • Jay Gusler, ITA Chairman of the Board & Executive Vice President of Operations, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA) – Welcome & Overview
  • Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – OSHA Updates/Resources
  • Chuck Leon, Technical Specialist, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) – Pedestrian Safety
  • Scott Bicksler, Lead Safety Manager, Aerotek – Temporary Employee Safety
  • Chuck Moratz, NFSD Task Force Chair & Senior Vice President, Global Engineering, CLARK Material Handling Company – Forklift Industry Safety

Now in its 7th year, National Forklift Safety Day remains an opportunity for the industry to unite behind safety and, perhaps this year more than ever, the need to reinforce the need for operator training.

To pre-register for NFSD 2020, please click here.

Please visit this page for updated information on NFSD 2020. If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Heather Hall at ( or 202 296 9880. Thank you and stay safe.

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