Trelleborg supports US Forklift Safety Day

Monday 19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Trelleborg Wheel Systems supported National Forklift Safety Day, held on 13 June 13 2017. Jimmy McDonnell, director of OEM sales North America for Trelleborg Wheel Systems industrial and construction tyres, said:

“Forklifts keep American industry moving; almost everything we buy, use, and consume has spent time on a forklift at some point in its lifecycle. It is the responsibility of all of us who are active members of the materials handling industry to make safety our top priority.”

Trelleborg cites statistics from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) that show nearly 100,000 American workers are injured annually in forklift-related accidents. About a third of those accidents result in serious injury, with nearly 100 fatalities.

McDonnell added: “As a leading tire manufacturer and key OEM partner, we at Trelleborg are dedicated to working with our customers to make the industry safer. Quality matters because safety matters. We are very proud to support National Forklift Safety Day and to stand beside everyone involved to best ensure the protection of one of American industry’s greatest assets: the workers who keep this country running.”

Trelleborg pointed out that the firm’s Pit Stop forklift tyres are equipped with an indicator designed to ensure forklifts are not operating on unsafe tyres.

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