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Playground Safety


It is estimated that every two-and-a-half minutes a child is treated in an emergency room for a playground-related injury. This does not include the children whose injuries receive treatment outside the emergency room. Typically on an average, 15 children die every year simply because they want to play. It shouldn't take a death or debilitating injury for adults to realize that providing safe play environments should be a top priority.

National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS)

PubliPlayground Safety Handbook

Kids Health -- Playground Safety

US Consumer of Product Safety Commission

National Safety Council

Safe Kids USA -- Playground Safety

National Recreation and Park Association


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 10, 2015 at 12:30am.