2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) The PHMSA’s (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) – 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is the first resource for identifying and responding to chemical hazards in a transportation emergency.

You’ll find it anywhere people are in the business of safe handling, transport, and storage of hazardous and dangerous goods. It is also provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

2016 ERG English Printed Version – Spiral Bound – $9.50


Summary of Changes: 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook

New additions, revisions, and updates make the 2016 ERG the most essential ever.

  • Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the ERG2016.
  • Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene.
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each.
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Updated pipeline emergency response information.
  • Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings.
  • Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition.
  • Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada.

Free ERG 2016 Digital Versions

Free ERG 2016 Mobile Apps
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has developed a free, mobile web app of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2016 (ERG). The new safety tool provides the nation’s emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to help them manage hazardous material incidents. This software is available from the Apple iTunes store for iPhone, and from the Google Play website for Android.