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Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer playground safety tips

The National Program for Playground Safety offers the following summer playground safety tips:

* Survey the play area for potential hazards – unwanted debris, broken glass, metal
* Check the equipment – children should not be allowed to play on broken equipment
* Check the children themselves – strings, bike helmets and jump ropes are strangulation hazards
* Make sure equipment isn’t too hot to play on – check the heat on the surfaces because hot metal and plastics can cause severe burns

Enjoy your summer, but don’t take a break from safety!