Labelmaster, a U.S.-based manufacturer of regulatory compliance products, is printing an update of the Emergency Response Guidebook?the first available in four years. This publication is the cornerstone of many emergency response plans and incident management systems, providing a consistent and standardized approach for first responders in the event of an incident involving hazardous materials.
The guidebook is developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT), with the collaboration of CIQUIME (Centro de Informacion Quimica para Emergencias) of Argentina.
This book is published in a user-friendly format and is divided into five sections, which are color-coded to maximize efficiency and ease of use. New for 2008 are more than 50 amendments to proper shipping names and ID numbers (United Nations numbers). Lists of hazardous materials found in the yellow- and blue- bordered pages are updated to reflect those changes. A new entry for lithium ion batteries is included, as is an entry for ethanol with identification numbers added. The "Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distance Table" will be split into two tables to better facilitate initial incident response actions for emergencies involving TIH (toxic inhalation hazards).
The 2008 edition is also the first publication since the DOT's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials programs were merged, so there is new information introduced regarding pipeline markers.
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