Apr 28, 2016

US: U.S. DoT Announces Release of the 2016 ERG

​DOT Releases New Emergency Response Guidebook
More Than 1.5 Million Free Copies to First Responders Nationwide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2016), providing first responders with an updated go-to manual to help respond to hazardous materials transportation accidents during the critical first minutes.

PHMSA will distribute more than 1.5 million free copies of the guidebook to firefighters, emergency medical technicians and law enforcement officers across the nation.  Emergency first responders will use the ERG2016 to identify specific risks associated with compromised hazardous materials, and the recommended safety measures and procedures they should take to protect themselves and contain the incident as quickly as possible.

Full Press Release: http://goo.gl/rXVZAv

ERG "Landing Page" with all the links: http://goo.gl/8xSH9T

English pdf of the ERG (about 5 MB): http://goo.gl/EeSn10