Crown Equipment Corporation is commemorating this month’s National Forklift Safety Day sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) by recognizing and promoting the vital role everyone connected to the material handling industry plays in the creating and maintaining a safe working environment.
The company is building on the theme it introduced last year, “I am a champion of safety,” to highlight everyone’s role in creating a safer workplace 365 days a year. Crown is distributing champions of safety stickers and posters to help generate the safety conversation with employees and customers. The company is using its social media channels to promote awareness and challenge customers to continue to create a meaningful safety culture. Crown executives will also attend National Forklift Safety Day events in Washington, D.C.
“National Forklift Safety Day is a good time to celebrate successful safety initiatives and individual accomplishments,” said Ron Brewer, manager of operator training, Crown Equipment. “In recognizing these projects and individuals, we’re promoting model behavior that can and should become the foundation of a safety-based culture. It’s also a great opportunity to remind everyone in the industry that creating a safer work environment for forklift operators and other personnel doesn’t happen without effort and participation of all stakeholders. Forklift safety isn’t just important on June 14; it’s important 365 days a year.”
Crown award-winning Demonstrated Performance® (DP) Training programs for service technicians offers a comprehensive range of forklift training formats, including DP Service Training for technicians, DP MoveSafe® Train-the-Operator, DP LeadSafe® Train-the-Supervisor, DP TrainSafe® Train-the-Trainer and pedestrian training.
Technology also plays an important role in creating safer workplaces. Crown’s InfoLink® wireless fleet and operator management system helps improve the physical safety of forklift operations, simplifies compliance, and identifies opportunities to improve safety for operators and those working in areas where forklifts are utilized. For example, the system allows managers to control access to the forklift based on training and licensing requirements, and monitor and analyze forklift impact events.
For more than 60 years, the ITA has been the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories that conduct business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Based in Washington, D.C., ITA maintains an influential voice in international standards development for the industry. The organization also advances engineering practices to promote safe products, disseminates statistical marketplace information, and provides industry forums for learning and networking.