According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200,000 children are treated annually for playground equipment- related injuries. Of these, 74-percent, or 148,000 involve public playground equipment. Many of these accidents could have been prevented. National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) major initiative in raising playground safety awareness is the administration of the Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) training and certification program. The CPSI course is designed to properly train individuals to recognize and prevent potential playground hazards.
MRPA hopes to hold an in-person CPSI course and exam in the fall of 2021. Stay tuned for more information.