The 2016 ERG is Valid Until 2020
The Emergency Response Guidebook published by the US Department of Transportation, developed jointly with Transport Canada and the Secretariat of Transport and Communications is used by firefighters, police, and other emergency response personnel who may be the first to arrive on the scene of a transportation incident regarding dangerous goods/hazardous materials.
The primary purpose of the Guide is to provide immediate information regarding the chemical, therefore allowing them to take appropriate action to protect themselves and the general public.
Changes and Updates You Should Know About:
- The 2016 edition includes changes such as:
- Expanded/Revised sections on:
- Shipping documents
- How to use this guidebook (flowchart)
- Table of placards and markings
- Rail car/road trailer identification charts
- Pipeline transportation
- Protective clothing
- A glossary
- ER telephone numbers
- New Sections include:
- Table of contents
- Information on GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and labeling of Chemicals)
- Information about ERAP (Emergency Response Assistance Plans)
- Also …
- Updated to the 19th revised edition
- Updated guides
Plus much more…
A physical copy of the ERG is required for most drivers and emergency responders.
Download the free ERG 2016 PDF
The PDF downloads of the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook have been provided by PHMSA.