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55 Pa. Code § 3290.102b. Playground protective surface covering—statement of policy.

§ 3290.102b. Playground protective surface covering—statement of policy.

 The requirement for playground protective surface covering in §  3290(c) (relating to condition of play equipment) means that the protective surfacing material must be safe and shock absorbing for a fall from the highest designated play surface on a piece of equipment as specified in the United States Consumer Public Safety Commission’s Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook, Publication 324. This publication is available on the Internet at or by calling the Consumer Public Safety Commission at (800) 638-2772.


   The provisions of this §  3290.102b adopted May 8, 2009, effective May 9, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 2347.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  3290.25 (relating to waivers).

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