Kids Backpack and Employee Sprain/Strain Fix
The end of summer is upon us and kids are starting back to school already. In a recent Sittingsafe® ergonomic workshop (our office training program designed to help office workers rid their bodies of pain and discomfort caused by computer and/or lab work) we also addressed basic lifting techniques for on and off the job activities. One woman remarked that she recently weighed her 12-year-old daughter's backpack and found that it was over 20 pounds!! This worried her as her daughter was in the midst of a growth spurt and wondered about the long-term health effects of lifting and carrying such a heavy load.