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Hyster Continues Commitment to Workplace Safety with Development of New Forklift Safety Posters

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (June 9, 2016) – Hyster Company continues its commitment to workplace safety with the announcement of two new safety posters, both included with the company’s award-winning Best-In-Class Operator Training Program available through local Hyster® dealers. The “Forklift Safety Tips” and “Pedestrian Safety Tips” posters spotlight the best safety practices for forklift operators, as well those working around them.

“We consider safety and the proper training of forklift operators and pedestrians as a paramount part to the successful implementation of our equipment in the workplace,” said Jay Costello, Director of Dealer Marketing for Hyster. “Reducing accidents and injury rates is a priority for us, our customers and our industry. But no matter how safe and reliable we make our materials handling equipment, there is no replacement for a trained, attentive operator, and just as importantly, trained pedestrians. At Hyster we plan to continue to build on our extensive collection of safety programs and resources to demonstrate our commitment to safety best practices.”

Available in English, Spanish, French Canadian and Portuguese, the high quality posters are designed to be hung in materials handling facilities, offering a visual representation of the “do’s” and “don’ts” of safely operating a forklift, and valuable tips for pedestrians interacting in environments where forklifts are in operation. As part of the Hyster Best-In-Class Operator Training Program, which covers all five lift truck product classes and includes everything needed to conduct the classroom component of an OSHA-compliant operator training session, the posters provide an added layer of safety awareness, offering constant reminders to operators and pedestrians.

Hyster is at the forefront of forklift operator safety and training. Its Best-In-Class Operator Training Program received a Gold Aurora Award for quality video content, professional execution and creativity. The company also participates and promotes National Forklift Safety Day each year, further displaying its commitment to advancing safety practices in the materials handling industry. Hyster weaves safety into everything it does – from product design and development, to manufacturing process, maintenance and training, safety is a core principle.

About Hyster Company

Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ more than 5,300 people world-wide.