Oklahoma Dept. of Labor

This work product was gathered by Saferparks as a public service. It is believed accurate when published, but there are regular changes in this information. Last 50-state update: September 16, 2008
Agency Information

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Regulation Type:

Government officials inspect rides and investigate accidents

Rides/devices regulated under this authority:

  • Rides at large theme parks
  • Rides at smaller parks
  • Rides at fairs and traveling carnivals
  • Inflatables at carnivals and parks
  • Inflatables - private rentals
  • Go-Karts
  • Bungees
  • Waterslides

Special Conditions:

Inflatables are inspected once per year and operators are required to adhere to certain standards during the year. Bungees are not allowed to operate in Oklahoma.
Regulations Pertaining to Accidents

General categories of accident reporting required for regulated devices:

  • Severe injuries
  • Injuries treated by a physician
  • Injuries requiring on-site first aid
  • Major equipment damage

Reporting Criteria:

Ride-related death or injury requring medical care beyond on-site first aid

Procedure/Authority for Investigating Accidents:

Department of Labor exercises total jurisdiction over the investigation of accidents and incidents occurring on amusement rides and must be notified immediately.

Records Provided to Saferparks:

Log of reported accidents from 1999-2001 and 2005-2007. Click here to view records