The Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals function as an official mark, something almost hidden from plain sight, but still visible to the recipient’s eye. The mark is an official certification that the engineer will take full responsibility for the documentation.
When Should I Use the Seal?
These Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals are used in many cases, most of which are left to the discretion of the engineer who must determine whether the state laws require a seal or not. In most cases, the seal should be placed on any official engineering documentation. This can include documents where you express professional engineering opinions, documents where instructions are provided based on your professional engineering judgment, or documents containing engineering calculations. Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals should also be placed on sketches, drawings, or specifications sent with change notices and any site instructions. Studies that contain engineering instructions or technical information require the official seal. Official government documents pertaining to a job or the engineering field also require the seal.
When Should I Avoid Applying the Seal?
There are of course cases where you need not use the Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals. Incomplete documents, personal or business correspondence that is a non-engineering nature, or drafts of documents do not require a seal. A request made by clients or employers to affix the seal to a document are insufficient means for using the seal; it is incumbent upon the engineer to take the use of the seal seriously and to avoid being pressured by anyone else to use it. Even if an employer purchased the seal for you, you do not have to legally use Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals at their discretion.
What Will It Look Like?
The Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals required by the state can be in the form of a rubber stamp or the embossing seal. They both require a rope boarder that is 1-5/8" or 1-7/8" in diameter. The rope border is required.
What Products Can I Select?
The state of Oklahoma provides engineers with a plethora of Oklahoma engineer’s embosser’s seals and stamps. Engineers can select an embosser such as the soft seal embossers, long reach seal embossers, handheld seal embossers, extended long reach seal embossers, desk seal embossers, or traditional embossing seals. Engineers can also opt for stamps such as the slim pre-inked stamps, self-inking stamps, regular hand rubber stamps, and other types of pre-inked stamps.
When Must I Get a New Seal?
New Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals must be obtained after an existing seal expires or after a legal name change. If you change your name after marriage, for example, you will need to destroy your existing seal and obtain a new one. Should the current embosser or stamp go missing then it must be reported to the appropriate state board and a new seal must be obtained immediately.
No matter which of these you decide to utilize in your office, it is imperative that you adhere to state standards for the design and make sure that you keep Oklahoma engineer’s embossers and seals under close supervision at all times to avoid any unauthorized use.