American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

The Access Board

The access board is an independent federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. This site is a great resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

CPSC is an independent agency of the federal government whose charter is to inform the public of reasonable risks associated with consumer products. CLICK HERE to view their “Handbook for Public Playground Safety”.

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)

The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is an organization that promotes quality and safety for all playground manufacturers. The IPEMA seal certifies that a playground manufacturer meets the standards and guidelines established by ASTM and CPSC.

Playsafe LLC

Playsafe’s goal is to create the safest and most enjoyable play environments for children of all ages. Specializing in playground safety audits and consulting, Playsafe provides multiple services to their customers including Playground Audits, Grant Writing and Fund Raising Assistance, Design Review, Strategic Planning, Maintenance Program Development, ADA Accessibility Review and more.