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ASTM Revises Standard Guide for Playground Surfaces

PUBLICATION: TodaysPlayGround.com

In 1999 there was a determination that the Standards written by ASTM for "surface systems under and around Playground Equipment" were of highly technical nature and most owners of playgrounds were not well served by these standards. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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The Implications to the Playground Installer of the ASTM F1292

PUBLICATION: Unkown

The latest revision of the ASTM F1292 standard was published in September 1999 and the impact for the playground installer and owners are significant. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Playground surfacing - injury severity & liability 2002

PUBLICATION: The Playbook

Over the past 25 years a significant volume of material has been produced on playground injuries and injury reducing playgrounds surfacing. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Playground surfacing - injury severity & liability 2000

PUBLICATION: National Playground Contractors Association

Numerous studies have indicated that 60-70% of all playground injuries requiring medical attention are as the result of a fall to the surface under playground equipment. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Certification, How Important Is It?

PUBLICATION: The Playbook

Certification, How Important Is It? Injuries as a result of a fall still account for up to 70% of all injuries in the playspace and total number of injuries is on the rise rather than diminishing. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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The Green Sward Playground Surfacing Pitfalls

PUBLICATION: The Green Sward, Ontario Parks Association

You get that sinking feeling in your stomach, as you hear or read the words "your playground surface does not pass the requirements of the CSA Z614 Standard". Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Landscape Trades: Playground surfacing Injury Severity

PUBLICATION: Landscape Trades 1994

Over the past 25 years a significant volume of material has been produced on playground injuries and injury reducing playgrounds surfacing. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Surfaces de Recouvrement de Terrains de jeux Gravite des Blessures et Responsabiliés

PUBLICATION: Extrait de landscape Trades 1994, Traduction Libre

Depuis les 25 dernières années, une importante quantité de littérature fut développée sur les blessures se produisant sur les terrains de jeux, ainsi que sur les surfaces de recouvrement permettant de réduire les risques d’accidents. Download the PDF to read the full article.   

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Playground Surfacing Injury Severity & Liability

PUBLICATION: Green Sward

Over the past 25 years a significant volume of material has been produced with regard to playground injuries and injury reducing playground surfacing. Download the PDF to read the full article.  

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Accuracy Through Compliance to Standards & Testing

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