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How to Make Your Home Healthy and Safe

Build a Safe Home Playground

Make Your Home a Safe Haven for Kids

Avoid Grill Fires, Explosions and CO Poisoning

Don't Let a Burglar Ruin Your Vacation

Is Your Tap Water Safe?

Are Your Cleaning Products Making Your Family Ill?

Localities Crack Down on Homeowners Alarm Calls

Radon Sends Ripples through Water Systems

Are you a Hazardous Waste Case?


Practice Safe Playground Maintenance

Do a Daily Safety Inspection

Playgrounds should be inspected on a regular basis. Inspect protective surfacing, especially loose-fill, and maintain the proper depth. The following conditions should be removed, corrected or repaired immediately to prevent injuries:

  • Exposed equipment footings.

  • Scattered debris, litter, rocks, or tree roots.

  • Rust and chipped paint on metal components.

  • Splinters, large cracks, and decayed wood components.

  • Deterioration and corrosion on structural components that connect to the ground.

  • Missing or damaged equipment components, such as handholds, guardrails, swing seats.

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