Article 5. General Health Provisions of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 9. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 5.
All employers shall comply with standards relating to the
ready availability of medical services and first aid adopted by the
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, pursuant to Chapter 6
(commencing with Section 140) of Division 1.
(a) Every employer of labor in this state shall, without
making a charge therefor, provide fresh and pure drinking water to
his or her employees during working hours. Access to the drinking
water shall be permitted at reasonable and convenient times and
places. Any violation of this section is punishable for each offense
by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50), nor more than two
hundred dollars ($200), or by imprisonment for not more than 30 days,
or by both the fine and imprisonment.
(b) The State Department of Health Services and all health
officers of counties, cities, and health districts shall enforce the
provisions of this section pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
118390 of the Health and Safety Code. The enforcement shall not be
construed to abridge or limit in any manner the jurisdiction of the
Division of Industrial Safety of the Department of Industrial
Relations pursuant to Division 5 (commencing with Section 6300).