Wyoming has no specific law or regulation requiring employers to conduct fire drills, except for public and private schools. Local fire chiefs may call for evacuation of areas due to wildfires.
State OSH Act. Wyoming's own state health and safety code (WY Stat. Sec. 27-11-101et seq.) has adopted the occupational safety standards set by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The OSH Act, applicable to the private sector workplace, requires that companies with 10 or more employees have written fire prevention and emergency exit plans in place for each worksite. Employers with fewer than 10 employees may communicate their plans orally.
Wyoming Fire Statutes.
Wyoming's Fire Statutes, available online at http://wyofire.state
, do have requirements for public buildings and workplaces (factories, offices, stores, or other buildings where people are employed) regarding fire escapes, exits and doors, stairways, and other facility issues. Exempt from the statutes are ranches and farms, mines, and railroads. Information on the Fire Statutes is also available by calling 307-777-7288.
Evacuations. Under the Wyoming Fire Statutes, local fire chiefs or county fire wardens may call for evacuation of buildings or areas when there is a life-threatening situation, such as a wildfire.