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Surfaces

There are various options for surfacing a playground, recreation area, field, or track. You can choose from loose-fill material, rubber tiles, poured-in-place rubber, artificial turf, or any combination. Falls to the ground are a major cause of injury on the playground and in sports. Find out how to prevent these life-threatening injuries and comply with regulations.

Apr 25, 2016 - 00:49
Is lowering the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) to 700 the magic number to reduce severity and frequency...
Apr 21, 2016 - 11:55
LAUNCH OF NEW BRAND IDENTITY IN KEEPING WITH SOFSURFACES' GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN RUBBER SURFACE TILES
Apr 4, 2016 - 14:15
Benefits of Risk vs Too Much Regulation vs Unintended Consequences - What is the magic number? Read...
Feb 2, 2016 - 17:51
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In Part 2 of Ken' Kutska's discussion of ASTM standards for playground safety, he explores the...
Nov 17, 2015 - 16:06
In the first part of a two-part series, Rolf Huber explains a brief history of surfacing, starting...
Sep 22, 2015 - 23:30
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The research findings are in and the facts are clear, THERE IS NO PERFECT PLAYGROUND SURFACE....
Sep 22, 2015 - 23:04
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The selection of a playground surface must start with its purpose and end with the material that...
Sep 22, 2015 - 22:28
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It is somewhat of a delicate balancing act between providing enough safety requirements to keep...
Sep 22, 2015 - 22:11
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The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) Board of Directors approved a...

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