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Jump in, the water's fine: Labor pools, like this one in the Northwest region, help deploy the right people to the right places to fight COVID-19.
Using a model perfected by building trades unions, KP and Partnership unions create labor pools to deploy the right workers to the right places in the fight against COVID-19.
Sol Estrella, RN (right), of Irvine Medical Center, with visiting Tiger Team members Sam VanWagner, Ron Jackson and Quan Nguyen, DO (left to right).
Doctor Makes House Calls to Help Teams Avoid Injuries
Father’s trauma inspires effort to create safer workplace.
October 6, 2016
"ALL HERE FOR EACH OTHER": By working together, the pharmacy team built trust and dramatically decreased injuries. Shown here, left to right: Nachelle Walker, Clinical Pharmacy Services manager; Ramee Chambers, a Transitional Care manager; and Chakana Mayo, a pharmacy technician and UFCW Local 770 member who is also the team’s workplace safety champion.
Why We Speak Up
Pharmacy eliminates nearly all workplace injuries.
September 7, 2016
Chakana Mayo, a pharmacy technician and UFCW Local 770 member, is a workplace safety champion for her team.
On Speaking Up When You're Not the Boss
<p>Get advice from two union members who've done it.</p>
Health is a team sport for these colleagues at the lab at the South Bay Medical Center in Southern California, including members of UFCW Local 770 and SEIU-UHW, who take Instant Recess® together.
Meet Your National Agreement: Champions for Health and Safety
Workers help their teammates thrive at work.
May 13, 2016
Peter Sidhu, RN, left, demonstrates Ebola safety steps with Arjun Srinivasan, MD, an associate director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at KP-sponsored forum in November 2014.
Kaiser and Coalition Unions Reach Agreement on Ebola
A landmark pact protects workers who treat Ebola patients.
January 28, 2015
Peter Sidhu, RN, and Arjun Srinivasan, MD, get ready to demonstrate how to safely put on and take off protective gear.
Frontline Employees Get Intensive Ebola Preparation
Joint training prepares workers.
November 10, 2014
RNs Jessica Heffern, Leanne Vitacco, Brittni Demers and Lucas Pepin (not pictured) led the drive for needle safety.
Making the Point About Needle Safety
Nurses lead on needlestick prevention.
October 17, 2014
Standardizing tasks—such as passing sharp instruments in the operating room—is creating a safer workplace at West Los Angeles Medical Center.
Safety on a Silver Platter
Standard practice is the best practice.
August 19, 2014
Leroy Alaman, operations manager for the EVS department at the Los Angeles Medical Center, demonstrates battery recharging.
Polish Your Skills, Save the Planet
EVS workers advance their careers, make KP greener.
July 16, 2014
Talking about safety raises awareness and can reduce injuries.
Talking About Safety Reduces Injuries
Build awareness and get results.
June 17, 2014
Members of the NW Employee Health and Safety Department: (left to right) Brian Cekoric, Robert Wieking, Susan Gager, Chris Mozingo, RN, and Paulette Hawkins, RN
Northwest Team Spreads Success, Boosts Safety
Competition aids awareness and practice.
May 19, 2014
The Panorama City pharmacy UBT in Southern California encourages patients to use mail-order service, one way to keep KP affordable.
Around the Regions (Spring 2014)
A quick tour of what's going on.
April 2, 2014