By National Library of Medicine
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PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)'s 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to resource to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
The ERG contains an indexed list of dangerous goods and the associated ID number, the general hazards they pose and recommended safety precautions. For example, if emergency responders arrive at the scene of an overturned tractor trailer displaying a DOT hazmat placard, they would use the guide to identify the material associated with the placard and get guidance on how to respond accordingly.
The 2016 version of the ERG includes general revisions, reorganized general information pages and the addition of protective distance mapping. Updated every four years, the ERG is available free to public safety agencies in all states and territories through designated state coordinators’ offices. PHMSA has partnered with the National Library of Medicine to provide this free application as well as a version of the ERG in its Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) application.
What's New in Version 2.0.1
This release of the ERG 2016 for iOS includes general revisions and reorganized general information pages. It adds native support for the iPad and ability to plot protective distances on an interactive map.
Great Update and added functionality
This update to the 2016 ERG, has all of the features we've been asking for. The added functionality of the map feature is great. Having all of the information on one screen on a tablet device is fantastic.
However, we did find two critical mistakes that need to be corrected immediately. First, in the Table of Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances, the Table 3 high wind category is mistakenly labeled as MPG. It should be MPH.
Also, under the listing Anhydrous Ammonia, only the Small Spill information is provided for table 3. The Large Spill information for that green section is missing. If you use Ammonia, Anhydrous it is correct.
That is all that we have found for mistakes so far.
Latest update has locked up the app. Can't open it can't delete it. It won't do anything.
I actually loved this app before the latest update... It's frozen/locked up... Can't delete or reinstall!👎🏽
- Category: Reference
- Updated: May 05, 2016
- Version: 2.0.1
- Size: 11.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: National Library of Medicine
- © 2013 U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.