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Employee Health: Oklahoma

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Daniel Press and Alan L. Rupe, Kutak Rock LLP


  • Oklahoma law defines several different types of injuries or illnesses as compensable. See Compensable Injuries.
  • The Oklahoma Department of Labor has the right to inspect, without notification, public places of employment for compliance with health and safety laws. See Environmental Health Concerns.
  • Oklahoma prohibits smoking in a public place or in an indoor workplace. See Smoking in the Workplace.
  • Oklahoma permits the use of medical marijuana by registered users. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Beneficiaries of employees who died while on the job may be entitled to compensation. See Managing an At-Work Fatality.
  • Localities including Ada and Shawnee have requirements pertaining to smoking in the workplace. See Local Requirements.