Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

This site might be using cookies on the admin side for establishing connections with third-party vendors for sending and receiving backups. These vendors include Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3 and phpseclib for FTP accounts. Additionally, cookies may be set for potentially fixing cron requests at erratic servers. These cookies will last for 14 days.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We collect essential contact information in order to process payments, such as email address, billing address, first and last name, etc. OKACAA does NOT collect your credit card, debit card, or bank account numbers. This information may be sent to PayPal in order to process your payments.

PayPal’s Privacy Policy

Additional information
We collect and store information you submit to us when making a booking, for the purpose of reserving your requested spaces at our event and maintaining a record of attendance. We may use cookies to temporarily store information about a booking in progress as well as any error/confirmation messages whilst submitting or managing your events and locations.

Third parties
This site may be using a third-party to store backups of its files and database where personal information is collected. These services include Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, FTP/SFTP for other servers and WPMU DEV cloud storage.

Additional data
This site gives the option to its administrators to set up third-party destinations for sending and receiving backups. To create these destinations, personal data is stored. This data includes the administrator’s name, email, UID and country for Dropbox accounts and credentials for FTP accounts.

When you use this site several actions (e.g. commenting) trigger the dispatch of emails. They contain information about you associated with your email address. Which data are part of these emails depends on the action performed. These emails are stored and accessible to the site management as log.

OKACAA Privacy Policy
All information obtained by OKACAA is considered proprietary. OKACAA will, to the best of our ability, ensure privacy to the individuals and organizations we serve. OKACAA will not sell personally-identifiable information to anyone. OKACAA shall not disclose any information to a third party unless authorized by the Executive Director or other authorized personnel. This includes, but is not limited to, any files, records, mailing lists and/or membership lists maintained by OKACAA.

OKACAA employees, contractors and affiliates have the responsibility to comply with confidentiality rights of all individuals and organizations. This includes all information obtained in the course of an event and/or training including, but not limited to, personally-identifiable information and test scores. OKACAA reserves the right to use the personal information collected for mailing lists. This mailing list may be used to inform individuals of upcoming events and/or special promotions. Individuals may opt-out of the mailing list at any time by submitting a written request. OKACAA may contact the individual regarding important information related to a purchase and/or event regardless of whether an individual has opted-out, including, but not limited to, important order and/or payment related information.

OKACAA may send personally-identifiable information to a third-party for reporting purposes, or when required to do so by law. Access to training files will be limited to the individual, their employer, applicable funding-source monitors, and OKACAA personnel. All other requests for personally-identifiable information will only be honored if OKACAA receives consent from the individual.

Individuals have the right to refuse the release of personally-identifiable information unless the information in their file determines their eligibility to work in a federally funded program. This information will only be released to those listed in the paragraph above, or authorized Oklahoma state officials. Any individual wishing to exercise this right of refusal must do so in writing.

Public Events Policy
By attending an OKACAA event, you grant permission to OKACAA to use your name, image, and/or voice in any of OKACAA’s electronic, print, or multimedia publications (including but not limited internal or external publications or media sources via newspaper articles, television coverage, online/web content, social media outlets, and any other print or electronic publications by OKACAA) and agree that you will make no monetary or other claim against OKACAA relating to this use of your name, image and/or voice.

Training Center Policies
Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Code of Student Conduct is to define the general standard of conduct expected of students registered for training with the Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies (OKACAA), to provide examples of behavior that constitute a breach of this standard of conduct, and to inform students that violations of this code may result in the student’s expulsion from further training. OKACAA is an integrated adult education organization of students and staff involved in learning, teaching, research, and other activities. OKACAA seeks to provide an environment of open, free and creative inquiry within which critical thinking, humane values, and practical skills are cultivated and sustained.

Students at OKACAA are expected to conduct themselves in a manner supportive of the educational mission of the association. Integrity, respect for the person and property of others, and a commitment to intellectual and personal growth in a diverse population are values deemed fundamental to membership in this association and the home performance community.

OKACAA considers the following behavior, or attempts thereof, by any student, whether acting alone or with any other persons, to violate the Code of Student Conduct:

Failure to comply with the requirements and directions of the training instructor during class sessions, whether during lecture sessions or hands-on training segments.
Physical harm or threat of physical harm to any person or persons, including, but not limited to assault, sexual abuse, or other forms of physical abuse.
Harassment, whether physical or verbal, oral or written, which is beyond the bounds of protected free speech, directed at a specific individual(s), easily construed as “fighting words,” and likely to cause an immediate breach of the peace.
Sexual harassment of other students, trainers, or staff persons.
Conduct which threatens the mental health, physical health, or safety of any person or persons including, but not limited to, drug or alcohol abuse, and other forms of destructive behavior.
Cheating on certification tests, written or hands-on, or other examinations or quizzes.
Misuse of the training center’s internet, computer software, data, equipment, or networks.
Theft of or damage to personal or OKACAA property.
Unauthorized entry, use, or occupation of OKACAA facilities that are locked, closed, or otherwise restricted as to use.
Disorderly conduct including, but not limited to public intoxication, lewd, indecent or obscene behavior, libel, slander, and illegal gambling.
Illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol, drugs, or controlled substances.
Unauthorized possession or use of any weapon including firearms, BB-guns, air rifles, explosive devices, fireworks, or any other dangerous, illegal, or hazardous object or material, and improper use as a weapon of any otherwise permitted object or material.
Violation of any federal, state, or local law which has a negative impact on the well-being of OKACAA or its individual members.
Smoking or use of smokeless tobacco within the Training Center at any time.
Chewing gum within the Training Center.
General Procedures for Certification Testing:

Certification Tests, whether written/online or hands-on/field test, are separate activities from scheduled courses. Completion of a specific course does not mean a person is “certified” and the student will receive only a certificate of completion when the course is successfully completed.

Certification Tests usually consist of two separate testing components and require separate fees for each. All Certification Tests must be scheduled individually with the Director of Training at least two (2) weeks prior to testing.

On the day of the scheduled Certification Test(s), the Test proctor(s) will review a scripted process with the candidate(s) for certification prior to examinations and clearly articulate the test procedures. Written tests may be taken with other students in a classroom setting, usually using an online test, and candidates will have up to 2.5 hours to complete the test. Field Tests are individually proctored and depending on the specific test may take from 3.5 to 4 hours to complete.

All students will be required to power down any cellphone or smart phone in their possession and leave it on their desk. They will not be allowed to bring the phone out of the room to a bathroom break. All other materials except those allowed will be removed from the immediate area.

Cheating Policy:

Cheating in any form will not be tolerated. When a student or candidate for certification is suspected of cheating and the evidence remains inconclusive, the individual will be allowed to finish the exam and videotape will be reviewed. If the tape shows conclusively that the individual cheated, the test results will be invalidated and the individual will be notified in writing. If the individual is representing a specific company or organization that paid for the training course or certification test, that organization will be contacted in writing. If the incident remains inconclusive after review of the video, no further action will be taken.

If the proctor witnesses a student blatantly referencing outside material in any form during an examination, they will request assistance from staff as backup and confront the student at the time of the incident. Backup staff will escort the student out of the room and from the building. Test results will be invalidated and the student and company/agency will be notified. Proctors and staff will make every attempt not to disrupt other students in the room.

Non-Discrimination Policy
Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies (OKACAA) is committed to equal employment and educational opportunities. No person is discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ethnicity, handicap unrelated to program performance requirements or Vietnam era or disabled veteran status. No person will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in the administration of any educational program or activity, including admission to the Center.

OKACAA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, age, sex, national origin or handicap unrelated to job performance. OKACAA complies with the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of recruitment, employment, and education of individuals at all levels throughout the Center.

All classes offered are based on open enrollment. Any and all prospective students will be allowed to take a class provided that they meet the minimum requirements of the class. Typically, the minimum requirements are based on reading comprehension, math skills, computer skills, or field experience related to the skills taught in a particular class. However, the minimum “requirements” are suggestive in nature; instructors may work with a student who is deficient in an area requisite for the class in an effort to bring them up to a level where he or she can attend and effectively understand and retain the content taught in a particular class.


In the event a student believes that they have experienced illegal discrimination they can report the matter following the steps outlined below. In view of the sensitivity of such charges, all officials investigating discrimination complaints will exercise care to observe and protect the dignity, rights and privacy, and interests of all parties involved to the maximum extent possible.

Students needing special accommodations shall notify OKACAA at least one week in advance to ensure accommodation can be met. Caretakers and interpreters shall be provided by the student at their expense and are not covered with the course registration fees.

STEP 1: Executive Director

If a student believes they have experienced unlawful discrimination, the student should promptly file a written report of the incident with the Executive Director. Within 10 calendar days of receipt of such report, the Executive Director or their designee will conduct a confidential investigation to determine whether the alleged conduct has in fact occurred and will attempt to resolve the issue in a satisfactory way with all individuals involved.

As part of the investigative process, the Executive Director may consult with the Board Executive Committee and the Training Manager.

The Executive Director shall issue a written report of the results of his investigation to the student initiating the complaint within 30 calendar days of such complaint.

STEP 2: President of the Board of Directors

If, in the student’s opinion, the issue has not been satisfactorily resolved by the Executive Director, the student may file a written appeal to the president of the Board of Directors within 30 calendar days of the Executive Director’s written report to the staff or student who initiated the complaint. The president will review the findings from the Executive Director’s investigation and provide a written finding/ determination within 30 calendar days of receipt of the appeal from the student.

Federal/State Discrimination Complaints

OKACAA encourages students to use the OKACAA Non-Discrimination Policy and the procedure for resolution of student discrimination complaints to resolve discrimination concerns. However, students also have a right to file discrimination complaints directly with the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights or the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.

Conflict of Interest
It is important that staff and adjunct instructors avoid conflicts of interest and maintain high standards of conduct. A conflict of interest is a situation in which an employee’s or adjunct instructor’s private or economic interest interferes with or in any way influences his or her duties and responsibilities at the Association or with the Association’s general activities, even if this conflict has no adverse impact on job performance.

Employees and adjunct instructors must advise the Executive Director of any substantive, continuous outside employment (on either a salary or a fee basis.) Any employee or adjunct instructor needing advice about a potential conflict of interest should consult with the Executive Director. If an employee’s outside activity is determined to constitute a conflict of interest and the activity continues beyond a reasonable amount of time, disciplinary action will result, up to and including termination of employment.

It is the employee’s or adjunct instructor’s responsibility to inform the Executive Director of any current or future conflicts of interest.

(This policy is intended to supplement but not replace applicable Federal, State, or local laws governing conflicts of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable corporations)

Outside Business Interests

Staff may have outside business interests and outside employment so long as these do not interfere with job performance. Staff may not earn profit from outside employment or business interests that directly result from affiliation with the OKACAA. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Gifts of Significant Value and Gratuities

Neither staff nor adjunct instructors are to accept gifts, gratuities, free trips, personal property, or other items of value from an outside person or organization as an inducement to provide services. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Personal Beliefs

Personal beliefs are a conflict of interest only if they prevent staff or adjunct instructors from fulfilling their job responsibilities if the individual attempts to use OKACAA time and facilities for furthering them, or if the individual attempts to convince others of their personal beliefs after they have been asked to stop.

Performing Unauthorized Work

An employee may not perform work for any entity other than OKACAA or for one’s own personal financial gain while the employee is in OKACAA’s facilities or at an OKACAA sponsored event. An employee who is found to have performed unauthorized work, claimed that work was done when such is not the case, or performed any act of fraud or deceit will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Duty to Disclose
Each interested person shall disclose to the Executive Director or designee all material facts regarding his, her, or its interest (including relevant affiliations) in the transaction. The interested person shall make that disclosure promptly upon learning of the proposed transaction.

Determining Whether a Conflict of Interest Exists
With regard to an interested person, the Executive Director or designee shall determine if a conflict of interest exists.

Procedures for Addressing a Conflict of Interest
The Executive Director or designee shall follow the procedures set forth in Article IV in order to decide what measures are needed to protect the Organization’s interests in light of the nature and seriousness of the conflict, to decide whether to enter into the transaction and, if so, to ensure that the terms of the transaction are appropriate.

Review by the Executive Director or designee
The Executive Director or designee may ask questions of and receive presentation(s) from the insider(s) and any other interested person(s), and may deliberate on the transaction in their presence. The Executive Director or designee shall ascertain that all material facts regarding the transaction and the interested person’s conflict of interest have been disclosed and shall compile appropriate data to ascertain whether the proposed transaction is just and reasonable to the Organization. After exercising due diligence, which may include investigating alternatives that present no conflict, the Executive Director or designee shall determine whether the transaction is in the Organization’s best interest, for its own benefit, and whether it is just and reasonable to the Organization; the transaction can be approved by the Executive Director or designee.

Disclosure and Compliance Statement
Each employee of the Organization shall a sign a statement that:

affirms that the person has received a copy of this conflict of interest policy, has read and understood the policy, and has agreed to comply with the policy; and
discloses the person’s financial interests and family relationships that could give rise to conflicts of interest.
If the Executive Director or designee has reasonable cause to believe that an insider of the Organization has failed to disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, including those arising from a transaction with a related interested party, it shall inform such insider of the basis for this belief and afford the insider an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose. If, after hearing the insider’s response and making further investigation as warranted by the circumstances, the Executive Director or designee determines that the insider has failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, the Board shall take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action.

Confidentiality Policy
All information obtained as a result of employment with OKACAA whether as an employee or adjunct instructor is considered proprietary and can only be used in the course of employment with OKACAA. This policy applies to internal documents and records as well as any information concerning members, other employees, vendors, or suppliers. Staff and adjunct instructors will, to the best of their ability, ensure confidentiality and privacy to history, records, and discussions about the agencies we serve. Staff and adjunct instructors shall not disclose any information about an agency/company or their employees to anyone outside of this organization, unless authorized by the Executive Director or other authorized personnel. This includes, but is not limited to, any files, records, mailing lists and membership lists maintained by OKACAA.

Training Students and Applicants:

OKACAA employees and adjunct instructors have the responsibility to comply with confidentiality rights of all training applicants or students. This includes all information obtained through the course of a training course, including but not limited to personal identifiable information and test scores, which shall remain within the organization. OKACAA reserves the right to use the personal information collected for organizational mailing lists. This mailing list may be used to inform applicants or students of upcoming events and/or special promotions. Applicants and students have the option of opting out of the mailing list at any time by submitting a written request. Regardless of whether an individual has opted out of the mailing list, OKACAA may contact the individual regarding important information related to an already purchased training or testing event. This may include important information such as an event cancellation, postponement, or relocation. It may also include a question or problem related to an order or payment. OKACAA members may also be contacted regarding annual membership renewals regardless of whether or not they have chosen to be included on the mailing list.

OKACAA will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to anyone. OKACAA may need to send personally identifiable information outside of the organization for reporting purposes such as for certification(e.g., sending scores to the Building Performance Institute). OKACAA may also send personal information to others when required to do so by law. All other requests for student information from outside entities will only be honored, if OKACAA receives consent from the individual.

Instructor Compliance

OKACAA staff and adjunct instructors shall be required to sign the Instructor Confidentiality Compliance Statement on an annual basis for so long as they serve in their respective capacity with OKACAA. All signed agreements will be kept in a permanent record that will be maintained on the premises of OKACAA by the Director of Operations.

Release of Information Policy
It is the policy of OKACAA to maintain training session files in a locked filing cabinet with access limited to authorized personnel. The file will contain but is not limited to class tests, evaluations, and the Student Training Record Data Work Sheet.

OKACAA uses a centralized database to track student attendance and certifications. The database is kept on a secure server.

Access- The student file content is regarded as need-to-know information and will be treated as such. Access to the file will be limited to the student, student’s employer, applicable Weatherization Training Center Funding Source monitors and relevant OKACAA personnel. OKACAA personnel may include but not limited to the Executive Director, Director of Training, Executive Assistant and other training staff. The OKACAA Corporate office will have access to any information, if needed to perform related functions. Trainee records needing to be destroyed will be processed through a cross cut shredder.

Authorization- The student has the right to refuse the release of personally identifiable information. However, the student does not have the right to refuse the release of information, if the information in their file determines the eligibility for the student to work in the Weatherization program. This information will only be released to those listed above or authorized Oklahoma State Officials.

Process– Any trainee wishing to exercise this right of refusal must do so in writing to the Training Manager no later than the first day of class.

Dispute Resolution Policy and Process
OKACAA is committed to the prompt and fair resolution of the concerns of students, faculty, employees, visitors and associated individuals.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that everyone has an avenue to deal with a grievance and that disputes are consistently resolved at the training center in a timely manner. Note: An individual’s status with OKACAA shall not be adversely affected in any way as a result of seeking redress under this policy, nor shall any retaliatory actions be tolerated when an individual is participating in the dispute resolution processes. Any such action taken against an individual for seeking redress under this policy may be considered grounds for dismissal from employment or contract agreement with OKACAA. During implementation of the dispute resolution procedure, work at OKACAA will continue without stoppage or the imposition of any bans, work limitations or restrictions except in the case of genuine occupation health and safety issues.


If anyone believes that either they or someone else has been subjected to a grievance or dispute, they should immediately report the conduct to either the Instructor or Director of Training. The individual with the grievance must submit the complaint to the Director of Training or the Instructor unless they are not comfortable doing so. If the complaint involves a first level supervisor, the complaint must be presented to the Executive Director. The complaint must be in writing within 5 days of the incident. The Director of Training will try to resolve the complaint informally. If the dispute cannot be resolved informally, the Director of Training will refer the individual to the Executive Director. At that time, the Executive Director will document the complaint in writing with an official date and seek resolution within OKACAA between all previously involved parties. The meeting will take place at OKACAA or an agreed upon location with all involved parties. Once the meeting takes place, an official statement with the proposed resolution will be presented to the individual with the complaint within a 15 day timeframe and if they agree, they will be asked to sign and date the document for the file.

If the dispute cannot be resolved by the OKACAA Executive Director, the individual will be referred to OKACAA’s Board President.

Commitment to Safety and Safe Practices
Safety Procedures-Policy Statement

Prevention of injury and illness in the workplace and the Training Center requires the cooperation of all employees, visitors, and students in all safety and health matters. It is the policy of OKACAA to reduce the number of workplace injuries and illnesses to an absolute minimum. Accidents can be prevented through the use of reasonable precautions and the practice of safe working habits.

Employee Responsibility

In an effort to protect all employees/students and to safeguard equipment and property, before an employee begins a given task, the employee must fully understand the correct operation and possible hazards involved, safety procedures, and necessary safety equipment required to perform the job. For instructors safety is of the utmost importance during all trainings and events. Special emphasis should be placed on the training of safe work practices and the wearing of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by instructors and trainees during all lab and field trainings. All classroom curriculums should note all required OSHA safety requirements and the appropriate PPE that students must don to meet these requirements.

Student Responsibility

Students are responsible to follow the directions of instructors in the donning of appropriate PPE during all lab and field training sessions. Additionally students must adhere to the directions of instructors in following safe work practices during all lab and field training sessions. No horse play or unsafe practices are allowed and violators may be removed from the training session at the instructor’s discretion. In the event of an accident or injury students must immediately notify the instructor.

Accident Plan

In the event of an accident, an employee must immediately stop work and take the following steps: Eliminate the immediate cause of the accident if possible; Provide aid to the injured person and summon for assistance; if the accident appears serious, Call 911 if necessary; and take all reasonable steps to prevent additional accidents.

Accident Reporting Procedures

In the event an accident occurs in the workplace, the following procedures will apply:

When an employee or student in the training center or field training site has an accident or injury, the “Workers Compensation –First Report of Injury or Illness” form must be completed by the employee or student. The form is available from the Operations Manager. If the injury prevents the employee or student from completing the form, the instructor or supervisor shall complete it on their behalf. The form must be submitted to the Operations Manager or Executive Director within 2 days of the accident or injury.

“Employer’s First Notice of Injury Form 2” must be completed by the Operations Manager and submitted to the Court of Existing Claims within 10 days of the injury if it resulted in loss of work time for the employee.


An employee must notify the Executive Director to enter or remain on OKACAA premises before or after normal business hours. An employee, who has received such authorization, must take precautions to secure their safety, prevent theft, and reduce accidents. All exterior doors should be locked and no unauthorized persons should be allowed to enter the building. OKACAA maintains a work environment that is free of illegal drugs, alcohol, explosives, firearms and other improper materials. To this end, OKACAA prohibits the possession, sale, transfer, or use of such materials on its premises or work sites. Desks, lockers, and other storage devices may be provided for the convenience of employees but remains the sole property of OKACAA. OKACAA will retain keys or combinations to locks on storage devices. Employees may use their own locks and other storage devices but must give a key or combination to OKACAA. Desks, lockers, and other storage devices, as well as any articles found within them can be inspected by OKACAA at any time either with or without prior notice, in accordance with applicable state laws.

Personal Property

OKACAA reserves the right to inspect and remove all personal property brought onto OKACAA premises at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, packages, briefcases, purses, wallets, desks, lockers, and file cabinets.

Emergency Response Plan and Fire Prevention Procedures

OKACAA has implemented the following policy for the protection of our students and staff in the case of an emergency or fire. All Training staff have been trained on proper evacuation procedures during an emergency or fire. OKACAA follows the National Fire Protection Association standards and students should follow these procedures in case of a fire.


Notify Staff of Fire Emergency
Follow Staff directions or Exit signs to nearest fire exit.
Staff must call 911 after exiting the building.
Proceed to the designated assembly area: Across the street in the NIC parking lot, 608 Centennial Blvd.
Staff should account for all students and relay info to the training staff or Executive Director.
Only trained personnel should use fire extinguishers.
Fire Extinguisher stations are located:

In front foyer adjacent to Front Door
On south wall of the Room E next to the center entrance
By the North exit door, far NE corner of building
By the Kitchen Door, just inside Room E
On the wall of the central hall, OKACAA Administrative Offices
Severe Weather/Natural Disaster

During a Severe Weather incident follow these Procedures:

Severe Weather

Follow Staff Directions to assembly area, and take shelter in the women’s bathroom, men’s bathroom and center interior hallway.
Staff should account for all students and relay info to the Training Manager or Executive Director.
Follow Training Manager’s or Executive Director’s Directions.

In the event of an earthquake all occupants of the building should take cover under desks or tables or in doorways to avoid falling debris. Most earthquakes only last a few seconds so there is rarely time to exit the building.
Attempting to exit the building during an earthquake may increase risk of injury unless the duration is so long that exiting is warranted for personal safety.
Following the earthquake OKACAA staff will determine if there are any injuries and request medical treatment as appropriate.
Medical Services and First Aid CALL 911 for ANY EMERGENCY

It is the policy of OKACAA that training in first aid response is not a general requirement for employment, but that local emergency medical services are utilized for primary emergency medical care.

First Aid: OKACAA will ensure that first-aid trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid. All personnel using CPR & First Aid Techniques will be certified in an appropriate training format before using these skills.

First Aid stations are located:

To the left of the central hallway entrance to Room E—by the Women’s Restroom
Above the Eye Wash Station in Room E
An Eye wash station is provided when there is potential for a student’s eyes to be exposed to corrosives, strong irritants, or toxic chemicals in the field or in the lab. The Eye wash station is checked quarterly for proper operation by the Training Manager.

Eye Wash station is located next to the Combustion Lab, center section of Room E

Hazard Assessment

OKACAA is committed to providing a safe and hazard free workplace. The Training Manager and Executive Director will inspect the facilities for hazards on a weekly basis and will also include spot checks and random inspections to ensure proper safety gear is being worn during class room/field activities.

The Training Manager when performing field training off site will perform an initial safety evaluation of the site before conducting any training activities.

CALL 911 for ANY EMERGENCY including chemical spills