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Tag - heavy lifting

Backpack Safety Isn’t Just for Kids

With school back in session, homework and life is beginning to weigh down on kids’ backs. The Federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has calculated that carrying a 12-pound backpack to and from school and lifting it 10 times a day for an entire school year puts a cumulative load on youngsters’ bodies of 21,600 pounds — the equivalent of six mid-sized cars. But it’s not just kids: College students and professionals weigh themselves down with heavy backpacks too. It’s extremely…