American Society for Testing Materials

Posted by in Blog on December 12, 2012 0 comments

I’m covering various designations that you should find inside playground catalogs.  Today’s organization is the ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials).  This organization sets standards for the playground equipment.  ASTM provides safety and performance standards for various types of public playground equipment.  Its purpose is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries.  While it’s not a law, virtually every manufacturer makes equipment to satisfy the ASTM.