Drinking water is essential for good health and productivity. The average person needs to drink eight glasses of water a day to stay properly hydrated. It is important and required for employers to make sure that their employees have access to clean drinking water at all times.
There are many reasons why employers should provide clean drinking water at work. First, it is a legal requirement. Second, it is good for employee morale and productivity. Third, it can help to prevent workplace accidents and injuries. Fourth, it can save money on medical costs and improve employee retention rates.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specific regulations in place when it comes to providing clean drinking water for employees. These regulations are in place to ensure that all workers have access to safe and potable water while on the job. OSHA requires that employers provide clean drinking water for all employees, regardless of the type of work they are doing. This includes both indoor and outdoor workers.
There are a few different ways that employers can provide clean drinking water for their employees. The most common method is to install a drinking fountain or water cooler in the workplace. This provides a central location for employees to get their water, and it also ensures that the water is always fresh and cool. But without the proper filters, water from drinking fountains can contain “forever chemicals”.
“Forever chemicals”- are chemicals in tap water from certain cleaning products, water-repelling products, non-stick pans, paints, cosmetics and food packaging. These chemicals linger in tap water for years, and also linger in human bodies for years, causing all kinds of health issues, including cancer. They have been found in 80% of the tap water in the U.S. The EPA is now proposing one of the first new chemical standards updates to the Safe Drinking Water Act since 1996.
People who want to make their water safer can use point-of-entry or point-of-use filters with activated carbon or reverse osmosis membranes, which have been shown to be effective at removing PFAS from water, the EPA says.
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