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Workplace Safety

Axcet HR navigates and mitigates your risk through the headaches of Workplace Safety and OSHA compliance with the expertise of an entire team of skilled pros.

Workplace Safety

Every employer has legal and moral obligations to maintain a safe work environment. While employees play a role in contributing to workplace safety, the primary responsibility falls to company leaders, who must put practices and policies in place and train workers to follow those protocols. Unfortunately, many small to medium-sized business owners lack the experience, knowledge, and budget to establish an effective workplace safety culture on their own.

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Axcet HR’s pros are workplace safety and OSHA experts, so you don’t have to be. 

KC Workplace Safety Experts

As a leading workplace safety consultant in Kansas City, Axcet HR Solutions' workplace safety and health consultants help small and mid-sized Kansas and Missouri employers comply with federal, state and industry-specific requirements so that employees go home safely at the end of each workday.

Axcet’s safety experts draw on years of experience, an advantage for small and mid-sized companies that often don’t know where to turn for thorough, reliable safety advice.

Some safety consultants review worksites, point out the problems and leave the employer to figure out how to fix them. Axcet, on the other hand, works alongside smaller employers to develop and implement comprehensive safety policies and procedures that help clients establish a safe and compliant workplace – and clients never pay extra for these services.

Risk assessment

Without a risk assessment, it’s hard to know which safety measures to take. And taking the wrong ones, even with the best of intentions, may not protect your company from regulatory fines. For those reasons, Axcet’s process starts with a thorough risk assessment.

Maintaining a safe workplace is more complicated than just applying common sense. When Axcet conducts a risk assessment at your small or mid-sized business, we’ll identify areas where your company may be deficient according to regulatory standards and clarify where you may unintentionally be putting people in harm’s way. Then we’ll develop a workplace safety plan to address a client’s exposures.

Even problems that are relatively simple to fix could result in massive fines if OSHA were to find them. Our approach is to make sure your company is compliant, addressing the easiest and most cost-efficient fixes first.

In some cases, your company may need to bring in other experts, such as an industrial hygienist who measures air quality or noise. Axcet can tell you when outside experts are needed and coordinate the right professional for the need.

Mock OSHA audit and job-site safety inspections and recommendations

As part of a risk assessment, Axcet conducts a mock audit to find the deficiencies for which OSHA tends to issue citations, including life code safety, electrical issues, unmarked hazardous chemicals, and machine safety. If OSHA were to find such problems at your worksite, you would be required to fix them in a limited time frame. Better to have Axcet, as a trustworthy workplace safety management consultant, identify the issues so you can fix them on your company’s own timetable and budget.

More broadly, Axcet reviews job sites from an operator’s perspective, considering possible improvements to ergonomics, housekeeping practices, and other areas.

Our goal is to help your business comply with OSHA regulations and to make sure your employees go home safely at the end of each workday.

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Safety program development

After conducting risk assessments at clients’ worksites, Axcet designs customized, practical and actionable safety programs to mitigate any identified hazards. To provide maximum protection against risk, we recommend that this document become a living, breathing plan that we review and update jointly with clients each year.

Safety policies and procedure development and implementation

Policies and procedures establish safety guidelines for workers to follow. Maintained and reviewed regularly with your employees, these policies communicate your company’s commitment to a safe workplace and reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries. As a workplace safety consultant in Kansas, Axcet develops and helps you implement policies and procedures customized to your business, making sure they include critical information like evacuation plans that often are overlooked in standard plans.

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Emergency preparedness

Emergencies can come in many forms – fire, tornadoes or other severe weather, flooding, extreme heat or cold, utility outages, workplace violence, robberies, bomb threats, and more. Your small business not only needs an emergency plan but also needs preparation so the plan can be executed effectively during a crisis. Axcet’s workplace safety consultant identifies and assesses the risk potential of possible emergencies your company may face, helps you develop a contingency plan to deal with each one, and conducts training so management and employees know how to respond and what actions to take under each scenario.

Industry-specific safety training

Safety concerns in the workplace vary by industry. A plumbing company, for example, may have employees working in confined spaces or digging ditches in extreme heat, while a manufacturing facility’s employees may run the risk of being exposed to flammable chemicals or being injured by conveyors or other machinery. Applying the specific regulations that apply to your company’s industry, Axcet can recommend changes in practices and provide training to keep workers safe.

Safety committee development, implementation, and facilitation

A safety committee demonstrates that your company desires a strong safety culture and engages employees in achieving it. Workers who are on the front lines of your business every day often will be the first to see a problem. A committee gives them a clear process for sharing concerns, offering ideas for safety improvements, and refining suggestions so that initial thoughts become great ideas. Axcet can help your small business set up a solutions-oriented safety committee. Axcet’s workplace safety management consultant attends meetings, facilitating as needed to engage employees in identifying solutions and coaching leaders to be open to employee input. A safety committee, which tends to lead to positive safety outcomes, also gets employees and management on the same page if an OSHA question arises.

First aid and CPR training

Providing first aid and CPR training in your workplace is just one of the many ways your company can show it cares for employees’ health and well-being. Axcet’s training, which is cost-effective and can be done in your environment, may ultimately save a life at your worksite.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) assessments

You may be providing your employees with PPE with every intention of doing the right thing. But the issues that require protective gear vary, and only an assessment will assure that the PPE being used is appropriate for your workplace. OSHA can and has cited companies for not having conducted an assessment. Your small businesses can avoid that risk by having Axcet’s workplace safety specialist assess the hazards at your site, such as chemical vapors, dust, rough edges, noise, and others, and pinpoint the PPE mitigation needed.

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Ergonomic assessments

What starts as minor soreness in the workplace can turn into major musculoskeletal problems that could lead to an employee requiring medical treatment, missing work, or filing a workers’ compensation claim. Ergonomic evaluations identify health risks before potential ergonomic problems escalate. Axcet’s workplace safety specialist can even work individually with your employees who have a need, helping them make small adjustments that positively affect ergonomic outcomes.

Injury investigation and consulting

If a worker is hurt on the job, an injury investigation can determine the cause of the accident and identify unsafe conditions or actions that need to be changed so a similar incident doesn’t happen again. An injury investigation also helps protect your company against fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. Axcet’s workplace safety consultant teaches clients how to correctly conduct an injury investigation, ideally when an incident is fresh – how to respond, what to look for, and how to interview witnesses and gather evidence.

OSHA inspection, citation, abatement, and response assistance

Workplace injuries have declined significantly since OSHA was established in 1971. The agency’s work is important, yet no company wants to receive a surprise visit from an OSHA inspector.

Clients often work with Axcet to prepare well before OSHA comes to the door, so that leaders know what steps to follow and what to say and not say. When OSHA calls, an Axcet safety team member can be on-site to help shape responses to questions and clarify specific concerns before the inspector leaves.

If OSHA issues a citation, Axcet helps your company understand its rights, responsibilities, and options to minimize financial penalties. Our workplace safety specialist can help write a response; advise whether to contest the citation, determine whether it’s better for your company to request an informal conference with OSHA to negotiate a settlement or simply pay the fine; and recommend an attorney if needed. In an informal conference, Axcet can assist with or fully handle the presentation.

Beyond addressing the citation itself, abating the problem is critical to avoiding future, even larger, fines. Axcet provides direction for correcting violations in your workplace, whether the remedy requires implementing a program, updating equipment, conducting training, or putting guards or other safety measures in place.

OSHA record keeping

Most employers are subject to OSHA’s recordkeeping standard, commonly known as the OSHA 300 log. There are exceptions – organizations with fewer than 10 employees or those that operate in low-risk industries, for example – but many companies simply aren’t aware of this compliance mandate; nor do they understand what does or doesn’t qualify as an OSHA-recordable injury.

Axcet actively manages/maintains OSHA 300 record-keeping for our workers’ compensation clients.

PEO Services Help Small Companies Thrive

PEOs like Axcet HR Solutions exist for one reason: to manage essential HR tasks on behalf of small and mid-sized businesses. A PEO’s services save small business owners money and worry by delivering expert human resources, compliance with employment regulations and time to refocus on business growth.

Risk Management Company FAQs: Your Questions Answered

Understanding and navigating the complexities of risk management for your business can seem overwhelming. To address this, our risk management consultants have compiled your most frequently asked questions – and their answers – to guide those considering the advantages of entrusting this essential business component to an experienced, certified risk management company.

Risk management involves identifying, assessing, and prioritizing potential risks to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events. It's a strategic approach used by risk management consultants to safeguard a company's assets and ensure financial stability.

These threats, or risks, could stem from numerous sources, including financial uncertainty, legal liabilities, strategic management errors or accidents.

This process enables businesses to make informed decisions and proactively address uncertainties with the expertise of a professional risk management company.

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We utilize our experience and knowledge to help clients achieve their safety and compliance goals every day. Our safety consultants work hand-in-hand with you and your team to provide best practices for avoiding and managing any unfortunate accidents. From mock OSHA inspections to CPR training and individual safety training, we take a very personal approach to making sure you, your employees and your workplace are safe.

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Our safety team includes a risk manager, a claims manager and a safety and health consultant – each with decades of experience to serve you.

Working together, they support your business with safety and risk best practices, creating custom strategies to enhance safety and mitigate claims losses.

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Yes, we have a dedicated, in-house claims management claims management team ready to serve your business. Our risk management consulting services  also cover injury management protocols and consulting, accident compensability and fraud investigation.

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We are small, and as such, rarely in the eye of a payroll services company. Axcet works with our multiple entities. I want to focus on our business, and they focus on HR for me. Because we are small, I really don't want to have a 'personal' disagreement about PTO or vacation pay, so I set the guidelines, and Axcet manages them, which I love.

Felisha M.

Owner, Insurance Firm

We really appreciate the work you are doing for our tradeshow and exhibit display company. The fun part is we get at least an email a day, phone calls every day, and we see the commercials on tv for something that you have taken care of for us last year. (And, of course, it is in the capable IRS hands now.)

Thanks for making this so easy for us.

Don J.

Owner, B2B Tradeshow & Exhibit Company

Turning our admin, payroll, benefits, 401K, workers' compensation, etc., over to Axcet HR has been one of the best decisions that we've ever made: that was back in 2001! We've had 21 great years with Axcet and hope to have 21 more! Axcet has saved us time and LOTS of money but most of all, Axcet HR has allowed us to focus on running our business...because we know, day in, and day out that Axcet has our back!

Bob G.

Owner, B2B Services Company

As a start-up, Axcet's HR solutions have been an integral partner in guiding us through several key business necessities and requirements. They have been very helpful in core functions including recruiting, 401k setup, employee onboarding, benefits enrollment, payroll and various compliance training for our employees. We've gained business momentum as a result of Axcet's team of dedicated professionals.

Andrew C.

Chief Growth Officer, Technology Company

Axcet has helped us find affordable benefits for our 15 employees. Being a small firm, it was hard to find various health insurance options. It is nice knowing that we have someone with HR knowledge. It is good to get another persons opinion when we are having employee issues.

Michelle W.

Controller, Engineering Firm

Axcet's professionalism and knowledge is a definite asset for our company. They have saved me so many hours in Payroll, HR, Benefits and Workers Comp. There is no way for me to keep up on Human Resources! I praise their staff highly! ...Axcet KNOWS Customer Service!

Anna H.

Owner, Car Dealership

Axcet has been so helpful and professional in answering questions that I have for payroll processing. My payroll administrator is so prompt in replying to emails. He is really easy to work with and is so knowledgeable. Our Human Resources Consultant is professional and personable. I have great confidence in Axcet and have never hesitated in contacting them for questions or clarification.

Mandy C.

Non-Profit Ministry

Axcet HR has help lesson our burden in all aspects of payroll, HR, safety and our 401K. When an employee comes to one of us with a situation. All we do is point them to our Axcet administrator and or payroll administrator and the issue gets resolved. It has been a great relationship.

Rick B.

Electrical Services Company

I burned through a couple of "payroll companies" before I found Axcet. I have yet to encounter anyone at this company that hasn't been friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. Calls are returned amazingly fast and problems are solved without having to make any other calls. This is truly a great company and stellar business partner!

Nita C.

Owner, Medical Industry Company

With all the changing rules and regulations we face as employers, I was always afraid of a "Gotcha!" moment. We've been with Axcet over 10 years now and I sleep well at night knowing all our HR is done right. They make it all so easy. Our payroll is accurate, we are legal and OSHA compliant in every area, and my employees love their benefits. Our team at Axcet is more than just a good vendor, they are a great partner!

Bruce H.

Founder & CEO, Services Company

My faith in Axcet's expertise has always been off the charts. It has been so nice to just be able to pick up the phone and ask questions. Simple to complex ... they can do all of it! Axcet has allowed us to offer an extensive benefits package to our Teammates which has been an added bonus. Axcet is not only part of our Team but we consider them part of our Family! We are one of Axcet's many fans. No regrets since day one and we wouldn't change a thing!

Moira V.

Small Business Owner

Axcet handles all of payroll, HR and benefits needs. As a non-profit, it's great to have Axcet as a partner to provide all of the employee benefits and HR support that I need so our staff can focus on the core mission of our organization! They have helped me with hiring, navigating benefits enrollment to get our employees the best rates possible, as well as navigating possible employee related tax credits. I love our Axcet team!

Emily D.

CEO, a Kansas City Non-profit

We had tried two other PEOs. Both of which we left after the first year. The level of service that we were accustomed to with Axcet was not there, so we came back to Axcet truly because of the excellent service we always received. Everyone at Axcet would make us feel like we were their only client, like they were sitting there waiting for our call, always friendly and ready to help. 

Lisa C.

VP of Finance, Kansas City Financial Institution

We started working with Axcet in 2018 and they have dramatically increased our internal productivity. We used to spend hours on payroll, HR, benefits, taxes, etc. each week and that is no longer the case. Prior to Axcet, we worked with two other payroll companies and is was a complete mess. Working with Axcet is like having a robust and efficient internal HR department. They have solutions to every problem and we no longer feel lost trying to navigate the payroll landscape. If you want to streamline your business and get out of the HR and payroll weeds, then go with Axcet.

Peyton W.

Owner, Recruitment Firm

Thank you Axcet HR for your assistance with the employee issue. You justified every penny we pay to Axcet through this exercise. I am really glad we have you and Axcet as a resource. It gave me peace of mind, knowing that you would know how to handle these situations the correct way. I really appreciate all the effort put into this to help me stay on course and protect our company.

Mark S.

President, B2B Company
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