The cultural perspective on health and safety takes in two different issues. The first is the cultural diversity of the workers in a particular workplace including the Australian cultural norms and expectations. The second is the culture within the organisation itself. Big or small businesses develop a culture of their own over time.
Managers and supervisors set the tone for the workplace culture.
Cultural diversity within the workforce is covered in law under various pieces of federal legislation including:
- Age Discrimination Act
- Australian Human Rights Commission Act
- Disability Discrimination Act
- Racial Discrimination Act
- Sex Discrimination Act