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Emergency Response Guidebook 2004

Emergency Response Guidebook 2004

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A guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods / hazardous materials incidents
A guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods / hazardous materials incidents

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Published by: wiredpsyche on Nov 06, 2007
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 AGUIDEBOOK FORFIRST RESPONDERSDURING THE INITIALPHASEOF ADANGEROUS GOODS/HAZARDOUS MATERIALSINCIDENT
EmergencyResponseGuidebook 
 
EMERGENCY CONTACT1-000-000-0000NO. & TYPEOF PACKAGESQUANTITYDESCRIPTION OFARTICLES1 TANK TRUCK
ISOPROPANOL3 UN1219 II 3,000 LITERS
EXAMPLE OF EMERGENCYRESPONSE TELEPHONE NUMBERHAZARD CLASSOR DIVISION NO.SHIPPING NAMEID NUMBERPACKING GROUP
SHIPPING DOCUMENTS (PAPERS)*
 
The shipping document provides vital information when responding to ahazardous materials/dangerous goods** incident. The shipping documentcontains information needed to identify the materials involved. Use thisinformation to initiate protective actions for your own safety and the safetyof the public. The shipping document contains the proper shipping name(see blue-bordered pages), the hazard class or division of the material(s),ID number (see yellow-bordered pages), and, where appropriate, thePacking Group. In addition, there must be information available thatdescribes the hazards of the material which can be used in the mitigationof an incident. The information must be entered on or be with the shippingdocument. This requirement may be satisfied by attaching a guide from theERG2004 to the shipping document, or by having the entire guidebookavailable for ready reference. Shipping documents are required for mostdangerous goods in transportation. Shipping documents are kept in• the cab of the motor vehicle,• the possession of the train crew member,• a holder on the bridge of a vessel, or• an aircraft pilot’s possession.
The 4-digit ID Number may be shown on the diamond-shaped placard or onan adjacent orange panel displayed on the ends and sides of a cargo tank,vehicle or rail car.
* For the purposes of this book, the terms shipping document/shipping paper are synonymous.** For the purposes of this book, the terms hazardous materials/dangerous goods are synonymous.
EXAMPLE OF PLACARD AND PANELWITH ID NUMBER
orANumberedPlacardAPlacardand anOrange Panel
1219
1219
FLAMMABLE
 
Page 1
RESIST RUSHING IN !APPROACH INCIDENT FROM UPWINDSTAY CLEAR OF ALL SPILLS, VAPORS, FUMES AND SMOKEHOW TO USE THIS GUIDEBOOK DURING AN INCIDENT INVOLVINGDANGEROUS GOODS
ONEIDENTIFY THE MATERIAL
BY FINDING ANY
ONE
OF THE FOLLOWING:THE 4-DIGIT ID NUMBER ON A PLACARD OR ORANGE PANELTHE 4-DIGIT ID NUMBER (after UN/NA) ON A SHIPPING DOCUMENT OR PACKAGETHE NAME OF THE MATERIAL ON A SHIPPING DOCUMENT, PLACARD OR PACKAGEIF AN
ID NUMBER
OR THE
NAME OF THE MATERIAL
CANNOT BE FOUND, SKIPTO THE NOTES BELOW. 
TWOLOOK UP THE MATERIAL’S 3-DIGIT GUIDE NUMBER
IN EITHER:THE ID NUMBER INDEX..(the yellow-bordered pages of the guidebook)THE NAME OF MATERIAL INDEX..(the blue-bordered pages of the guidebook)If the guide number is supplemented with the letter “
P
”, it indicates that the material mayundergo violent polymerization if subjected to heat or contamination.If the index entry is highlighted (in either yellow or blue), it is a TIH (Toxic Inhalation Hazard) material,a chemical warfare agent or a Dangerous Water Reactive Material (produces toxic gas upon contactwith water).
LOOK FOR THE ID NUMBER AND NAME OF THE MATERIAL
IN THE TABLEOF INITIAL ISOLATION AND PROTECTIVE ACTION DISTANCES (the green-bordered pages).Then, if necessary,
BEGIN PROTECTIVE ACTIONS IMMEDIATELY
(see Protective Actions onpage 298). If protective action is not required, use the information jointly with the 3-digit guide.
USE GUIDE 112 FOR ALL EXPLOSIVES EXCEPT FOR EXPLOSIVES 1.4(EXPLOSIVES C) WHERE GUIDE 114 IS TO BE CONSULTED.
THREETURN TO THE NUMBERED GUIDE
(the orange-bordered pages)
AND READ CAREFULLY.NOTESIF A NUMBERED GUIDE CANNOT BE OBTAINED BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVESTEPS
, AND A PLACARD CAN BE SEEN, LOCATE THE PLACARD IN THE TABLEOF PLACARDS (pages 16-17), THEN GO TO THE 3-DIGIT GUIDE SHOWN NEXT TOTHE SAMPLE PLACARD.
IF A REFERENCE TO A GUIDE CANNOT BE FOUND AND THIS INCIDENT IS BELIEVED TOINVOLVE DANGEROUS GOODS
, TURN TO
GUIDE 111
NOW, AND USE IT UNTIL ADDITIONALINFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE. If the shipping document lists an emergency responsetelephone number, call that number. If the shipping document is not available, or no emergency responsetelephone number is listed, IMMEDIATELY CALL the appropriate
emergency response agency listedon the inside back cover of this guidebook.
Provide as much information as possible, such as thename of the carrier (trucking company or railroad) and vehicle number. AS A LAST RESORT, CONSULTTHE TABLE OF RAIL CAR AND ROAD TRAILER IDENTIFICATION CHART (pages 18-19). IF THECONTAINER CAN BE IDENTIFIED, REMEMBER THAT THE INFORMATION ASSOCIATEDWITH THESE CONTAINERS IS FOR THE WORST CASE POSSIBLE.

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