ERIC Number: ED205496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
A Handbook for Public Playground Safety. Volume I: General Guidelines for New and Existing Playgrounds.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
This handbook presents some general guidelines that may be used to increase the safety of public playgrounds. Information is provided about hazards associated with the use of public playground equipment, and suggestions are made to reduce the frequency and severity of injuries. A discussion is presented on playground-related injuries and the common accident patterns associated with children's play. Measures are suggested for designing playgrounds which take into account children's use of equipment. A section is included which offers ways to make existing playgrounds safer. The handbook concludes with a series of checklists which may be helpful in maintaining playground safety. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see SP 018 679.