ERIC Number: ED387866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Handbook for Public Playground Safety.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.
Guidelines for playground equipment safety are presented in this handbook. It first provides an overview of common playground injuries and definitions. The layout and design of playgrounds, such as choosing a site, locating equipment, and separating equipment by age level, is addressed next. The remaining sections describe the installation and maintenance of equipment, standards for manufactured and constructed materials, general hazards, access and platforms, major types of playground equipment, surfacing, and use zones for equipment. Two tables and 18 figures are included. Appendices contain a suggested general maintenance checklist, entrapment requirements and test methods, characteristics of organic and inorganic loose-fill materials, and unitary synthetic materials, and a description of loose-fill materials. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC.