MCFA supports National Forklift Safety Day

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a global manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, observed the sixth-annual National Forklift Safety Day hosted by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in Washington D.C.

This year, National Forklift Safety Day took place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This is an important day for forklift manufacturers to highlight the significance of operator training and the safe use of material handling equipment. Furthermore, this day provides educational opportunities for customers, forklift operators and government on the importance of safe forklift procedures.

Ken Barina, president of MCFA

“National Forklift Safety Day is a significant event for our industry and reinforces the importance of promoting a safe work environment for all employees,” said Ken Barina, president of MCFA. “We’re proud to support the Industrial Truck Association in their mission to bring forklift safety awareness to the forefront and will continue to work alongside them, and our industry peers, to help raise the bar on safety.”

MCFA is emphasizing the importance of National Forklift Safety Day through a variety of safety-focused activities:
• For the sixth consecutive year, MCFA executives will attend the ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day events hosted in Washington, D.C.
• On June 11, MCFA employees observed the occasion by attending a company-wide National Forklift Safety Day even on MCFA’s Houston, Texas campus.
• To help encourage safety best practices and reinforce the importance of safe forklift operation, MCFA has also released these “Forklift Rules Of The Road” and “Forklift Certification FAQs”.