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Dec 3, 2012

Schedule Your Safety Training for 2013

Now is the time to sign your crew up for their 2013 safety training classes!

All businesses using forklifts must have their workers trained for forklift safety. And they must renew this safety training regularly.

This is training you don’t want to forget. It’s critical for regulatory compliance, licensing, and the #1 priority of any site foreman: Your workers’ safety on the job.

Our area saw a tragic forklift accident occur just last month.
Worker Killed In Accident At Oakland Plastics Factory - CBS

From the original KTVU article (link now offline):
“(The worker) was using one forklift to lift up and service a second forklift”

This is an extremely dangerous procedure, and should NEVER be allowed!


Cromer Material Handling extends our deepest sympathies to the worker’s family, and his employer.

This is just one reason why safety training is so crucial for all heavy industries. Don’t put yours off.

Cromer will host forklift safety training on the following 2013 dates:
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 19
  • May 17
  • June 21
  • July 19
  • August 16
  • September 20
  • October 18
  • November 22
  • December 13
Please visit our Safety Training and Train the Trainer pages for signup information. Joy Virnig is our training coordinator; you can email her directly at nsteel@cromer.com.