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Oklahoma Fire Drills: What you need to know

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), which governs Oklahoma's occupational safety and health system, does require that companies with 10 or more employees have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans for each workplace. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate the plans orally. To ensure that the exit plan will work in an actual emergency, it is advisable to rehearse regularly with annual or semiannual drills.
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Oklahoma has no specific law or regulation requiring all employers to conduct fire drills. Local fire safety codes may contain additional requirements.
Public employees. Fire drills and training in fire alarm signals are conducted for public employees under the Public Employee Occupational Safety & Health Unit (PEOSH ) of the Oklahoma Department of Labor. PEOSH instructs employees to evacuate buildings in case of fire and to assist others. Employees also receive training on safety procedures during natural disasters such as tornadoes.
Schools and childcare facilities. Schools and childcare facilities are required to hold at least two fire drills, tornado/storm drills, or lockdown drills per semester. School districts are subject to state law and must provide safety training, including fire safety/evacuation training, to employees.
Healthcare facilities/hospitals. To be licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, healthcare facilities must hold quarterly fire/evacuation drills for staff on all shifts.
State fire marshal. The Oklahoma State Fire Marshal has information on fire prevention and fire code compliance assistance for employers. Call 405-522-5005 or go to http://www.ok.gov.
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