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The seminar focuses on topics such as maintaining vehicle stability and preventing vehicles from tipping over. Presentations also emphasize the use of proper operator restraints to avoid injury should a vehicle flip over. In addition, ITA instructors use vehicle demonstrations to emphasize why different types of industrial vehicles handle a certain ways depending upon proper placement of load and maintaining vehicle control. More than 401 attendees participated in the following 20 seminars:

  • May 17, 2012 at M & H Equipment, Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 15, 2012 at Lift Truck and Sales, Kansas City, Missouri
  • July 28, 2011 at Weise Dealership, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • June 14, 2011 at Fraza Dealership, Romulus, Michigan
  • October 13, 2010 at Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles, San Diego, California
  • October 15, 2010 at Toyota-Lift of Los Angeles, San Diego, California
  • June 17, 2010 at Pape Material Handling, Seattle, Washington
  • June 15, 2010 at Norlift of Oregon, Inc., Milwaukie, Oregon
  • February 25, 2010 at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, Houston, Texas
  • November 13, 2008 at Region I, Syracuse, New York
  • November 12, 2008 at Region I, Syracuse, New York
  • July 31, 2008 at Hobbs-Namus Dealership, Phoenix, Arizona
  • June 26, 2008 at Kalmar, Inc., Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • October 25, 2007 at Maybury Material Handling, East Long Meadow, Massachusetts
  • October 23, 2007 at Brodie Toyota-Lift, Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • October 11, 2007 at Towlift, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
  • March 29, 2007 at Pengate Handling Systems, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
  • March 27, 2007 at Shipping Utilities, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri
  • November 2, 2006 at Forklifts, Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • February 9, 2006 at Ring Lift Dealership, Tampa, Florida

Comments from Participants:

Without exception, my staff felt that the seminar was an excellent 'hands-on' experience. They are now better prepared to deal with forklift safety hazards, along with related issues employers and equipment operators must address, in a very practical manner. -- Bob Fink, then-Area Director, Region III, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area Office, USDOL-OSHA

The powered industrial truck engineers presented the information in a knowledgeable and interesting way to senior safety personnel. The industrial trucks demonstrations enhanced the classroom presentations and provided a more complete safety requirements picture. -- Gwen Cooper, Industrial Hygienist, Region IV, Tampa, Florida Area Office, USDOL-OSHA.

Best Practice Seminar Photos:

Ron Grisez, Manager of Product Safety at Crown Equipment Corp., shares information with OSHA staff as part of Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on October 13, 2010 in San Diego.
Ron Grisez, Manager of Product Safety at Crown Equipment Corp., shares information with OSHA staff as part of "Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment" presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on October 13, 2010 in San Diego.

Ron Grisez, Manager of Product Safety at Crown Equipment Corp., conducts the hands-on portion of Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment for OSHA staff on October 14, 2010 in San Diego.
Ron Grisez, Manager of Product Safety at Crown Equipment Corp., conducts the "hands-on" portion of "Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment" for OSHA staff on October 14, 2010 in San Diego.

Martin Boyd, Vice-President of Product Planning and Marketing for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., explains the safe installation of propane fuel tanks on industrial trucks as part of Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment on October 15, 2010 in San Diego.
Martin Boyd, Vice-President of Product Planning and Marketing for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., explains the safe installation of propane fuel tanks on industrial trucks as part of "Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment" on October 15, 2010 in San Diego.

Martin Boyd, Vice-President of Product Planning and Marketing for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., conducts part of the classroom portion of Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment on October 15, 2010 in San Diego.
Martin Boyd, Vice-President of Product Planning and Marketing for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., conducts part of the classroom portion of "Forklift Safety: Man, Operator, Machine and Environment" on October 15, 2010 in San Diego.

OSHA staff from Region III were provided hands-on training as part of the Industrial Truck Best Practices Seminar presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on November 2, 2006.
OSHA staff from Region III were provided hands-on training as part of the Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on November 2, 2006.

OSHA staff from Region IV were provided hands-on training as part of the Industrial Truck Best Practices Seminar presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on February 9, 2006
OSHA staff from Region IV were provided hands-on training as part of the Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment presented by the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association Alliance on February 9, 2006.