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Backpack Safety for those Hefty Loads
The following is an interesting article that every parent should consider. Source:Zywave,Inc.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, almost 5,000 individuals visit the emergency room each year as a result of backpack injuries. This may seem almost unbelievable, yet what's more startling is that these injuries can manifest into long-term problems. Carrying a backpack can alter the mobility of the spine, leading to restrictive back movement.
To ensure that you and your family avoid backpack injuries, consider these safety suggestions:
*Select backpacks that have padded shoulder straps and waist straps to stabilize loads. The maximum weight for a loaded backpack should not exceed 15 percent of the individual’s bodyweight. This means that the carrier should be able to stand up straight without any discomfort.
*When loading a backpack, try to balance its contents. This will assure that the body does not shift into unnatural postures to compensate for an awkward load.
Here's how to properly lift a backpack to avoid injuries:
•Face the backpack in front of you before the lift.
•Bend at the knees.
•Using both hands, check the weight of the backpack. If it is too heavy remove some of its contents.
•Lift with your legs, not your back.
•Put one shoulder strap on at a time and always use both straps.
•Make sure the shoulder straps are snug, but not too tight. Buckle the stabilizing strap around the waist.
Did You Know...?
It is the policy of River Forest Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or handicap in its programs as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Ella es la política de River Forest Community School Corporation no a discriminar sobre la base de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad o minusvalía en sus programas como lo exige la ley Indiana sobre derechos civiles (I.C. 22-9.1), título VI y VII (Ley de derechos civiles de 1964, título IX (enmiendas de la educación), y Sección 504 (Ley de rehabilitación de 1973).