EnerSys® Supports National Forklift Safety Day 2022
READING, Pennsylvania, June 7, 2022 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, joins the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in support of its annual National Forklift Safety Day. Now in its ninth year, National Forklift Safety Day 2022 will be observed on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, and coincide with a keynote presentation at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Estimates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate nearly 100,000 workers are injured each year from accidents involving the almost 900,000 forklifts currently in operation in the U.S. Statistically, it means that more than one in every ten forklifts will be involved in an accident each year. Those numbers align with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also shows nearly 100 workers are fatally injured in forklift-related incidents annually.
OSHA also estimates that nearly 70% of all forklift accidents can be prevented with proper training or policy. To help facilitate such training, the ITA works with OSHA to develop educational seminars and resources that highlight best practices in manufacturing and warehousing environments. National Forklift Safety Day reflects this mission and provides an opportunity to emphasize operator training, promote greater pedestrian awareness, and share resources about forklift safety.
“From battery design and installation to on-site training, safety is top priority at EnerSys, and we proudly support ITA’s National Forklift Safety Day,” says Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Global at EnerSys. “With the world’s supply chain still under tremendous pressure to recover from the pandemic and other influences, raising awareness of lift truck safety and best practices is more crucial than ever. We applaud ITA’s ongoing efforts to do that through National Forklift Safety Day.”
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For more information about EnerSys® and its full line of products, systems, and support, visit www.enersys.com.
EnerSys®, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at www.enersys.com.
Sustainability at EnerSys® is about more than just the benefits and impacts of our products. Our commitment to sustainability encompasses many important environmental, social and governance issues. Sustainability is a fundamental part of how we manage our own operations. Minimizing our environmental footprint is a priority. Sustainability is our commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities we serve. Our products facilitate positive environmental, social and economic impacts around the world. To learn more visit: https://www.enersys.com/en/about-us/sustainability/.
ABOUT INDUSTRIAL TRUCK ASSOCIATION (ITA)
For more than 70 years, the Industrial Truck Association (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. Visit www.indtrk.org.
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