If any industry has a major impact on the economy, it’s the lift truck industry. According to Oxford Economics, the lift truck industry contributes over $25 billion to U.S. GDP annually, pays over $5 billion in taxes annually and employs more than 200,000 people. The study also revealed that for every one job in the lift truck industry, an additional 2.5 jobs are created. With such a big role in the economy, safety awareness is absolutely necessary to keep operators safe in a challenging working environment.
To promote safety awareness, Barclay Brand Ferdon will celebrate the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day this Tuesday, June 13, and is hosting a Safety Summit at the dealership to educate customers, government officials and policymakers about the importance of proper operator training and the safe use of forklifts. The Barclay Safety Summit takes place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will provide a food truck lunch, product demonstrations and a Q&A with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety Experts. The local Safety Summit celebrating National Forklift Safety Day will include OSHA trends, forklift safety, battery handling, fall protection and warehouse pedestrian safety. The summit is free and open to customers with a desire to learn more about material handling safety.
Barclay Safety Summit
June 13, 2017
9am To 2pm
Food Truck Lunch, View Products, Speak with OSHA Safety Experts.