The Risk Management Tool Box Blog

Emergency Response Guidebook 2012

Graham Marshall - Monday, August 27, 2012

The 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook has been recently released for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods.

Developed jointly by Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico and with the collaboration of the Centro de Informaciòn Quìmica para Emergencias of Argentina, the guide assists first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

This guidebook will assist responders in making initial decisions upon arriving at the scene of a dangerous goods incident.

The Guidebook is not a substitute for emergency response training, knowledge or sound judgment and it does not address all possible circumstances that may be associated with a dangerous goods incident.

It is primarily designed for use at a dangerous goods incident occurring on a highway or railroad.

It may also have some limited value in its application at fixed facility locations.

A copy of the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook is available here (free).


Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Hospital Safety Office Safety Electrical hazards Oil Spill Response Natural Hazard WorkSafe WA CSB Working at height Contract Risk Management Unconventional Oil Fire Prevention Occupational Overuse Syndrome Marine Safety WMC Resources Catostrophic Disaster Rail Safety ALARP Walking Hazard Awareness Pollution prevention Unconventional Hydrocarbons Unconventional Gas Psycho-social Hazards NORM APPEA LOTO Best bars in the oil patch Toolbox talk Sakhalin Energy Supervision Woodside PPE Safety Culture Survey Management of Change SPE HSE Innovation Award Nanotechnology MSDS Safety Management Program Behaviour-based Safety (BBS) Health Safety Awards Raspberry Ketones Scam Safety "one per-center's" Procedure Training Course Save our Seafarers Campaign Driving Safety Construction Safety Safe at Home Call Centers Fatigue Management Safety Conference Thank God it's Friday Crane lifts Excavations BP Process Hazard Management Hot work Coal Seam Gas Customer Testimonial NOPSEMA Manual handling Ladder Safety Emergency Response Safety PowerPoint Presentation Shell Kellogg Joint Venture Kinetic Energy Road Transport Risk Management UK HSE Total Water Corporation OSHA Bio-hazards US OSHA Job Safety Analysis BHP Billiton Safety Information Posters Salute to Our Hero's Radiation Sources Hess Work in Confined Spaces Railway Safety Energy Model of Hazards Global Harmonized System IFAP ENI Australia Situational Awareness Incident Investigation Farm safety Nautronix Workplace bullying Santos Hydraulic Fracturing ("fracking") HSE Leadership Working with explosives Social Responsibility TK Shipping Manufacturing Hazardous Substances Procedures NOPSA Drilling Safety Video Chevron Isolation Control Safe Operating Procedure (SOP) Rosedale Abbey Hierarchy of Safety Control Mining Newfield WA Resources Safety OHS Law Safety Alert Safety Moment one per center Hazard Spotting Risk Assessment Shale Gas Aviation Safety Australian OSH Codes of Practice Risk Tool Box Slips, trips and falls


Blog / Terms of Use / Site Map / Disclaimer / Risk Management Tool Box 2009. All rights reserved. Web design by Luminosity. E-Commerce by JStores.