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Matching articles for Playgrounds - Playground Safety Surfaces: 33

Play It Safe

Improving Safety for Your Play Spaces

Feature Article - March 2011

On the playground, it's all about fun and games for the kids, but beneath and surface and behind the equipment, there's a whole world of careful design and research to help improve safety.

Creative Cushioning

Adding More Safety to Play

Supplement Feature - September 2010

You've seen them in action. Turn those little bodies loose in a play space and they head mostly one direction: up. This explains why research compiled by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) implicates falls to the surface in nearly 70 percent of reported playground injuries and why the majority of injuries (53 percent) on public playgrounds are related to climbing equipment. Since what climbs up inevitably—and sometimes accidentally—comes down, it makes sense to cushion the fall and keep the playground a happy place.

Sports and Playground Surfaces

No Risk From Tire Crumb

Guest Column - July 2010

While there has been much unscientific discussion over the safety of tire crumb, the EPA's final word is that it poses no risk. And, the benefits abound.