New 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook From U.S. DOT Can Be a Lifesaver

The Emergency Response Guidebook, commonly known as “the ERG,” is published every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) as an essential reference for first responders during the initial phase of a Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials transportation incident.

Those who need to view the ERG as the go-to manual include firefighters, police, emergency medical services personnel and all other officials who protect the public’s safety across our highways, rails, waterways and airports. The PHMSA supplies the ERG to all of these government agencies.

Truck drivers and railroad personnel should have the ERG at their fingertips as well. In fact, Section 172.602 of the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations requires anyone who handles or transfers Dangerous Goods to provide emergency response information appropriate to those materials. The ERG can be one source for information of this type.


Dangerous Goods Report | Vol. 3

Why do first responders, commercial drivers, train crews, and chemical plant operators consider the Emergency Response Guide essential? Because it keeps hazmat accidents from becoming worst-case scenarios.

Our DG Report explains why the 2016 ERG is the most essential ever—along with lots more Dangerous Goods insight. Read on!


The Essential ERG Infographic

Essential ERG Inforgraphic Do you need the ERG? Find out who does, see how the ERG works, and learn a little ERG history with Labelmaster's 2016 ERG infographic.

Did you know that over 13 million copies of the ERG have been distributed to public first responders since 1973. Find out more ERG facts and see what else is new in the 2016 ERG.