4 Steps To Safe Backpack Use

977786_36593277Choose Right:
Choosing the correct size backpack is the most important step to safe backpack use.
Tip…Bring a friend to help you measure your backpack properly.
Pack Right:
The maximum weight of the loaded backpack should not exceed 15% of your body weight, so pack only what is needed.
Tip…If the backpack forces the wearer to bend forward to carry, it’s overloaded.
Lift Right:
Face the pack; Bend at the knees; Use both hands and check weight of the pack; Lift with the legs; Apply one shoulder strap then the other
Tip…Do not sling the backpack onto one shoulder
Wear Right:
Use both shoulder straps—keep them snug, but not too tight.
Tip…When the backpack has a waist strap, use it.

Dr. David H. Mruz

Eastside Chiropractic PA

3014 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Taylors, SC 29687

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