Nautilus plant earns Oklahoma safety and health honor

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: workplace safety

For the third straight year, the Nautilus Inc. manufacturing facility in Tulsa has been honored by the state of Oklahoma for its safety and health achievement.


The Nautilus cardiovascular equipment plant received its third straight Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certificate from the Oklahoma Department of Labor. SHARP is a workplace safety honor that provides a two-year exemption from scheduled inspections by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The Nautilus Tulsa facility is one of 35 manufacturing facilities receiving the SHARP certificate. Oklahoma is home to more than 4,000 manufacturing facilities.


Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Labor, Lloyd L. Fields, commended the staff while presenting the honor. "Nautilus, Inc. is among an elite group of Oklahoma companies to gain the coveted SHARP status and understand the value of creating and fostering a safe workplace for their employees," he said.


Also commenting on the honor was City of Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor. "Nautilus is to be recognized for their exemplary management commitment to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses and has achieved injury and illness ratings below the national average," she said.


The Nautilus Tulsa facility is a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing operation employing 230 people in the making of 20 lines of commercial cardiovascular equipment, including TreadClimber trainers, treadmills, exercise bikes, steppers and step mills. In the past year, the facility has reduced recordable accidents by 50 percent despite increasing volume by more than 30 percent.

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