The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is backing a measure to create a Royal Commission that focuses on the health and safety of employees in the country’s banking and finance sectors. It focuses on necessary cultural changes that promote safety in the workplace. The upcoming occupational health and safety conference in October will highlight these issues, focusing on treating employees with care and concern instead of viewing them as a means to get the job done can will be discussed.
- Calls for a royal commission into Australia’s finance and banking sector have seen a major push due to a recent civil penalty imposed against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- Corporate Cultures are taking centerfold in the interest of workplace safety professionals, and fundamental questions such as absolute safety, AFAIRP, and invisible hazards are finally being addressed
- Recent social movements such as OHS, have risen along with the decline of neoliberalism in Australia. These movements have signaled increased attention on the sociology and psychology of work
“Occurring at the same time is a growing social movement that is recalibrating occupational health and safety (OHS) to see workers as humans of value rather than units of labour.”