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Archive for August 2013

The balancing act: How to manage work AND school all at the same time. From one slightly anxious student to another.

August 30, 2013

By Calissa Reid Every August, I get this overwhelming desire to revamp my wardrobe and spend way too much money at Staples on notebooks and pens. It’s back to school time, and thousands of students are getting ready for another year of learning.  I’ll be joining the flock of students set to congregate in classrooms, […]

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Safety in the News- Bye Bye Summer

August 27, 2013

By: Brenna Hill Summer is coming to an end, which means my job as a summer student at WCB is also ending. I have had a wonderful summer exploring the other side of the country and working at a job that I love. I have also learned a lot about young workers safety and workplace […]

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Young and injured – what’s the next step?

August 23, 2013

By Melissa Babcock When I was 15, I took the plunge. Tired of asking my parents for cash and anticipating a day not too far in the future when I would have a driver’s license and might want a car, I applied for my first job, at the local movie theatre. I spent the next […]

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Back Pain- Don’t Take it Lying Down.

August 16, 2013

By Brenna Hill During the school year, I work part-time at Subway, a very typical student job. Doing dishes, reaching for food while making sandwiches, bending down to get something from under the counter and reaching up to get something off the back shelf are all common things I do during a shift. Twisting, reaching, […]

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Safety and the Movies… Pacific Rim

August 13, 2013

By Matt King It seems a winning combination for a movie: monsters and robots fighting. Or, sorry, in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim, it is the kaiju, large Godzilla-like creatures, fighting the Jaegers, equally large robots controlled by a team of human beings. It might be a winning combination for a movie, but in life, […]

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