The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that 205,860 children receive emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment. Seventy-six percent of these injuries happen on playground equipment in schools, daycare facilities and parks. Twenty-three percent of injuries occur on playground equipment designed for home use. One percent of injuries happen on homemade playground equipment, primarily rope swings.
The majority of these injuries involve equipment at schools (45%) and public parks (31%). Injuries also occur on playgrounds at daycare centers, apartment complexes, and fast food restaurants.
The documents below provide basic information on Playground Safety and Injury Prevention.
Parent's Safety Checklist
- Playground Safety Presentation (View Online)
- Playground Safety Presentation (download PowerPoint file)
- Little Hands Playground Safety Brochure (w/ Parent's Checklist) (PDF, 2 MB)
- Little Hands Playground Safety Checklist (PDF, 1 MB)
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