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Unsafe Playgrounds One of the major concerns in elementary physical education today that you may not even think about is playground safety A recent survey found that almost every two-and-a-half minutes in the United States a child receives emergency medical care for a playground related injury This alone should let us realize that something needs to be done to prevent these injuries There are many factors that can cause injuries on the playground one of the most important being the surfacing under and around the equipment Seventy Percent of all playground injuries involve falls so this shows the importance of the surface The problem is that no surface is exactly perfect Each type of surface has positive and negative characteristics There seem to be four major factors that determine what type of surfacing you should select The first one is acceptable material According to the USCPSCUnited States Consumer Product Safety Commission materials that can be used are wood chips bark mulch engineered wood fiber sand gravel shredded rubber and other synthetic material Concrete and asphalt are not acceptable surfaces as you should know A little know fact is that turf and grass are not recommended because their shock-absorbing capabilities vary with the climate Another factor is the height of the equipment and the depth of the surface You have to make sure the surface can absorb a fall from the height of the equipment Four times the number of accidents occur with heights over six feet this led the NPPS to recommend that equipment for five through twelve year olds be no more than eight feet tall Another factor is the maintenance of the surface If the surface is not kept free of debris and kept clean the shock absorbing ability will decrease This will lead a safe playground surface to become very dangerous The last factor is use zones This is the placement of the surface Stationary equipment
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