Other Compliance Offices:



The guidelines are not intended to discourage employee creativity, but are simply to ensure the health and safety of everyone.


The following minimum safety rules shall apply:


All decorations shall be of materials that will not continue to burn or glow after being subjected to the flame of an ordinary match. (The normal use of bulletin boards and posters does not apply to this rule.)


              Not Acceptable Decorating Materials:          


                            Natural Christmas Trees

                            Ordinary crepe paper, tissue paper, confetti or fabrics

                            Candles, gas-fueled, or liquid-fueled lanterns

                             Hay, garlands, wreaths, cotton batting or cotton balls, cornstalks, or leaves

                            Fast-burning plastic materials

                            Extension cords exposed to traffic or passing through doorways

                            Light bulbs in contact with decorations


              Acceptable Decorating Materials:


                            Flame-retardant crepe paper or fabrics

                            Christmas trees of metal, or self-extinguishing plastic

                            Aerosol artificial snow (flocking)

                            UL listed small Italian lights on nonmetallic noncombustible                                                          

                            trees .

Decorations and displays shall not obstruct equipment, fire extinguishers, doors, corridors, stairs, landings, hallways, or spaces providing normal egress.


Do not change existing fluorescent lights or spotlights for colored bulbs or place any type of material over lights to change the color.


Do not use dry ice in any display.


Do not place any decorations and/or displays in the elevator lobbies, or stairwells.

Do not hang any decorations from any fire suppression equipment. 


Persons erecting decorations must be responsible for the location, maintenance and removal of any decorations.

The Environmental Health and Safety Office
Oklahoma City
Ph: 405-271-3000
Fx: 405-271-1606
800 NE 15th, Rm. 301
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Ph: 918-660-3878

Fx: 918-660-3069

4502 E. 41st Street

Tulsa, OK


Ph: 405-325-5146
Ph: 405-325-5147

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