National Forklift Safety Day


National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) is approaching next month and will be held on June 11, 2019. Please take a moment to read the event information below and register if you have not already done so.

National Forklift Safety Day serves as an opportunity for forklift manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training and the need for daily equipment checks. This year will feature speakers from government officials, safety experts and industry representatives who will articulated the effectiveness of training to support successful safety programs across a broad spectrum of industries.

After completing forklift operator training, operator performance scores improved by 61 percent, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The critical need for and proven effectiveness of training will be one of the key messages at the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day, held by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA).

Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, June 11, 2019

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Breakfast (Peacock Lounge at Willard InterContinental Hotel)
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMNFSD Event/Presentations (Main Ballroom, National Press Club)
    • House of Representatives Education and Labor Congressional Committee Representative
    • Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    • Scott Johnson, Chairman of the ITA Board of Directors, CLARK Material Handling Company
    • Don Buckman, National Forklift Safety Day Chair, Hyster-Yale Group
    • Charles Brooks, Risk Consultants of America
    • Brian Duffy, Director of Corporate Environmental and Manufacturing Safety, Crown Equipment Corporation

National Forklift Safety Event Registration

To register for the event, please complete the online form below. There is no charge to attend NFSD 2019.

 NFSD Event Location

Please note the Tuesday, June 11th NFSD 2019 event will take place at the National Press Club located at 529 14th Street NW, just one block away from the Willard Intercontinental Hotel.

Hotel Information

The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20004, (a short distance to Capitol Hill – 1.4 miles) will serve as the host hotel this year.

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