Backpack Safety Awareness

Wednesday, September 20th 2006, 10:26 am
By: News On 6

Occupational therapy students from OU-Tulsa, stopping by three Tulsa elementary schools Wednesday for National School Backpack Awareness Day.

They showed children how to carry their backpacks so they don't hurt or strain their backs. OU student Emily Brooking: "Just to teach them the correct way, so when they do have a bunch of stuff, they know how to carry it correctly."

The OU students also weighed each backpack to make sure the children weren't carrying more than the recommended limit of 15 percent of their body weight.