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Ideal Shield is Celebrating National Forklift Safety Day in a Big Way

June 2nd, 2017

At Ideal Shield, safety is a priority. Whether that’s correct safety procedures in the office area during fire and tornado drills or it’s out on the shop floor on a daily basis, safety is the number one priority to everyone here. And that’s especially true when it comes to one of the most important pieces of equipment in the entire company: the forklift. 

Outside of our hardworking staff, forklifts are a main component of our past, present and future successes. That is why we’re more than happy to celebrate the fourth annual National Forklift Safety Day on June 13th, 2017

Photo Credit: Industrial Trucking Association

Photo Credit: Industrial Trucking Association

National Forklift Safety Day was started by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) back in 2014 as a platform for ITA’s members to provide an opportunity for the industry to educate customers and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. This year’s event will be held in Washington D.C., where plenty of activities are planned, according to DC Velocity’s interview with ITA’s Brian Feehan, including: 

  • Monday, June 12th from 3-5pm: Educational Session that’s open to all ITA members and invited guests
    • Topics include:
      • Updated OSHA policies
      • ITA’s collaboration with OSHA  
      • Current congressional activity and how it could affect ITA members 
  • Monday, June 12th (after 5pm): Networking reception for attendees 
  • Tuesday, June 13th: National Forklift Safety Day
    • Morning events:
      • Speakers from industry and government, including elected officials 
    • Afternoon events:
      • Members will visit their congressional representatives to convey messages about the importance of workplace safety

Check out some of the highlights from last year’s 2016 National Forklift Safety Day: 

Like the ITA, Ideal Shield is fully committed to improving forklift safety all around the country. That is why we’ve prided ourselves on manufacturing and selling the industry’s strongest, most reliable and most versatile forklift safety products, including our wide array of guardrail options: 

One-Line and Two-Line Standard Guardrail

One-Line and Two-Line Heavy-Duty Guardrail

Rack System Guardrail

Dock Door Goal Posts 

Custom Guardrail 

You can learn more about National Forklift Safety Day on the Industrial Truck Association’s website

If you’re looking for more information on Ideal Shield’s available standard, heavy-duty and custom guardrail options and our National Forklift Safety Day discounts, contact Ideal Shield today at 866-825-8659 to learn about possible deals. Our experienced sales team will break down the benefits of each available guardrail options and how the strongest guardrail on the market will help improve your warehouse or facility’s day-to-day forklift safety. 

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