Playground Safety

Outdoor Playground Equipment: Playground Safety

Playground Safety is the number one concern at Snider & Associates. To insure that, we only work with manufacturers who can meet or beat all standards in the industry.


IPEMA playground safety IPEMA In the interest of public and playground safety, IPEMA provides third-party product certification services for U.S. and Canadian public playground equipment and U.S. public playground safety surfacing materials
CPSC playground safety CPSC Guidelines The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products that include the playground equipment products associated with playground safety.
ASTM playground safety ASTM Guidelines ASTM is an open forum for the development of high quality, market relevant international standards used around the globe. In the playground equipment industry that means certification conformance to standard specification for playground equipment for public use, children's playspaces and equipment, standard specification for impact attenuation of surface systems under and around playground equipment, standard specification for engineered wood fiber for use as a playground safety surface under and around playground equipment.
ADA playground accessible design ADA Guidelines The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) sets forth guidelines and standards for accessible design, which can include playground equipment or other recreational equipment.
   CDC - Healthy Swimming Answers to your questions about Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) can be found at their website


Swimming is a fun, active, and healthy way to spend leisure time. However, in the past two
decades we have seen an increase in the number of Recreational Water Illness (RWI)
outbreaks associated with swimming pools, water parks, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, and oceans.
CDC's Healthy Swimming program offers information and resources to raise awareness
about RWIs and how to prevent them by practicing "Healthy Swimming" behaviors.