American Society For Testing And Materials (ASTM)
100 Barr Harbor Drive,
West Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959
ASTM Playground Surfacing
Staff Manager: Jim Olshefsky
Committee Chairperson: Robert G. Heath
ASTM F 1951 (Original Publication Date: 2/1/99) – Standard Specification for Determination of Accessibility of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment. (Formerly PS 83)
ASTM F 1292 (Last Revision: 09/01/99) – Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment.
ASTM Standards are available for a charge by writing to the above address.
ASTM Public Playground Equipment
Staff Manager: Kathy Morgan
ASTM F1487 (Last Revision date: 03/99) – Standard Consumer Safety Performance for Play Equipment for Public Use.
Canadian Standards Association
5060 Spetrum Way Mississaugua, Ontario Canada
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)
Washington, DC 20207
Staff Contact: George Sushinsky
CPSC Handbook (1998) for Public Playground Safety. This publication is available free by writing to the above address.
National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
22377 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
Staff Contact: Cathy Flocke
National Playground Safety Inspector Certification Course (NPSICC) is a 2-day course followed by an optional examination. The average nationwide cost of this course is $240 plus $100 for the exam.
International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)
8300 Colesville Road, Ste. 250, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Staff Manager: Bill Duffy
Phone: 301-495-0240 or 800-395-5550
IPEMA is a member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing creative fun and safe play environments for children.
United States Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
1331 “F” Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Contact: Peggy Greenwell
Contact for a copy of the Accessibility Guidelines for Play Areas or visit their website.
National Program for Playground Safety
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0618
Contact: Donna Thompson
Phone: 319-273-7529 or 800-554-7529