Professional forklift drivers in the South Sound are invited to compete Aug. 22 in a forklift rodeo at Boeing Field in Tukwila. The top seven drivers will win prizes ranging from $50 to $300.

Employers are encouraged to sponsor in-house competitions and send their best drivers. Participation is limited to the first 30 drivers who register.
The top five individual qualifiers from each of three regional competitions will compete in the 12th Annual Forklift Rodeo at the 58th Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Conference in Tacoma Oct. 7. This conference is co-sponsored by the Governor’s Industrial Safety and Health Advisory Board and the Department of Labor & Industries.

Competitors test their abilities in a written exam, designated task stations, an obstacle course and against the clock. Applications are available online or by calling (360) 902-4255.

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