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To honor National Forklift Safety Day, Hyundai Material Handling offers free pedestrian detection

Offer demonstrating company's commitment to creating safe working environments runs June 11 and July 5, for new Hyundai electric forklifts and reach trucks.

Offer demonstrating company's commitment to creating safe working environments runs June 11 and July 5, for new Hyundai electric forklifts and reach trucks.

To demonstrate its support of National Forklift Safety Day, which falls on Tuesday, June 11, as well as its commitment to creating safe working environments, Hyundai Material Handling has announced a special offer to purchasers of select, new Hyundai electric forklifts and reach trucks.  When purchased between June 11 and July 5, these new Hyundai models will include a free Pedestrian Detection System (PDS).

The Hyundai PDS includes both front- and rear-view cameras, an alert voice siren, and a 2-channel monitor.  While a $1,500 value, its true value is immeasurable when placed against the possible accidents and injuries it can help prevent, the company noted.  According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), each year there are between 35,000 and 62,000 forklift related injuries, many involving bystanders and pedestrians.  OSHA estimates that over 70% of these accidents are preventable.

“At Hyundai, the safety of operators, pedestrians, everyone in the workplace, is priority #1,” said Lewis Byers, Executive Vice President/COO, Hyundai Material Handling.  “Our equipment includes the latest in Operator Presence Safety Systems and the industry’s most innovative safety features.  Our free Pedestrian Detection System offer is just one more way we want to help our customers and their employees remain safe on the job.”

National Forklift Safety Day was created by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) in 2014 to advocate safety training and practices and carry that message to government, industry, the media, and the public.

“We’re proud to be a member of the ITA.” noted Lewis Byers, “We share its commitment to our industry and the safety of the men and women who operate and work around our equipment.  We’re glad to do our part to raise awareness of the importance of workplace safety, while promoting safe forklift operation.”

For offer details, forklift purchasers should visit their local, authorized Hyundai forklift dealer.