1. An estimated 51,000 children are injured using home playgrounds every year.
of injuries are caused by falls to the ground.
Concrete and asphalt are the most dangerous playground surfaces.
Sand is the best surfacing material.
Loose-fill protective surfacing should be at least 6 inches deep, extend at least
6 feet from the perimeter of equipment, and be confined by barriers or a pit.
installed, loose-fill materials do not require maintenance.
7. Synthetic materials are more expensive but easier to maintain.
Swings also require protective surfacing and spacing requirements separating equipment.
equipment must be inspected and repaired on a periodic basis.
Do not let your children wear bike helmets, loose fitting clothing, or clothing
strings during play that can snag on playground equipment.
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