the National Parks Association was the first to indicate that safety surfacing was needed under playground equipment.
Public is informed on the dangers of playgrounds
In the 1970s, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission first alerted the public to the increasing problem of injuries related to children playing on playgrounds
Petition For playground Safety
Concerned consumers successfully petitioned the Consumer Product Safety Commission to recommend safety standards for playground equipment. As a result, surveys were done and confirmed that playground equipment was near the top of the list of hazardous consumer products.
Study affects playground safety standards
After a landmark paper by Illingworth and colleagues on the dangers of playground equipment in 1975, safety standards regarding height and surface type were soon adopted for playgrounds in Europe, Australia, and the United States
Cpsc makes a handbook
CPSC issued its Handbook for Public Playground Safety and the entire playground equipment market made radical changes.
National Playground Safety Institute
The National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) was established by NRPA to act as an information resource for public playground issues.
The University of Northern Iowa created the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta
Pittsburgh upgrades Playgrounds ro dafety
The city of Pittsburgh set out to upgrade every one of its playgrounds to current safety standards, after the death of a 12-year-old girl crushed by a faulty slide in a suburb several years ago
Canadian Standards Association Sets new Guidelines
The Ministry of Community and Social Services' new playground directive required owners of licensed child care centers to meet the new standards of Canadian Standards Association for outdoor playgrounds.
California is first to Use school playground safety
California became the first state in the nation to institute standards for school playground safety.