Hazmat Responders Can Submit Feedback for ERG 2024
In its latest quarterly newsletter for hazardous materials stakeholders, US DOT PHMSA invites emergency responders to submit feedback about the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). Comments submitted will be reviewed in 2023 and help PHMSA as they work to develop the next edition of the guidebook, the ERG 2024.
Comments can be e-mailed to ERGComments@dot.gov and should include the responders name, organization, and contact information.
Important: iPhone Users with the ERG App
Users of the ERG 2020 Mobile Application on an iPhone or other Apple device may need to download PHMSA’s version of the app, called “ERG for iOS,” to continue using it. The application published by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is no longer supported as of September 30, 2022.
What is the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)?
Published every four years, the ERG is a critical resource for hazardous materials transporters and emergency responders.
The book provides guidance and information to help firefighters, law enforcement, rescue squads, and others respond properly and safely to hazardous materials releases.
PHMSA compiles the ERG in a joint effort with transport authorities in Canada, Mexico, and South America. To date, US DOT has distributed more than 16 million free copies of the ERG to emergency response organizations.
Online Training: How to Use the ERG
The Using the Emergency Response Guidebook Online Course provides a basic understanding of the purpose of the ERG and how to use it to identify hazardous materials and find information about specific chemicals when needed. The course includes notes on important changes made to the latest edition of the ERG (2020).
HAZWOPER Training for Emergency Responders
Under its Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard, OSHA requires training for every level of emergency responder—from awareness level to the incident commander.
Lion offers online courses to help satisfy initial and refresher training requirements for emergency responders outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6) and (q)(8).
This graphic guide outlines the training requirements that apply to responders at the awareness level (FRA), operations level (FRO), technician level, specialist level, and incident commander level.
Learn more about HAZWOPER training for emergency responders and site workers at contaminated cleanup sites at Lion.com/HAZWOPER.
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