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9.7 – Hazardous Materials — Emergencies

9.7.1 – Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

The Department of Transportation has a guidebook for firefighters, police and industry workers on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials. The guide is indexed by proper shipping name and hazardous materials identification number. Emergency personnel look for these things on the shipping paper. That is why it is vital that the proper shipping name, identification number, label and placards are correct.

9.7.2 – Crashes/Incidents

As a professional driver, your job at the scene of a crash or an incident is to:

  • Keep people away from the scene.
  • Limit the spread of material, only if you can safely do so.
  • Communicate the danger of the hazardous materials to emergency response personnel.
  • Provide emergency responders with the shipping papers and emergency response information.

Follow this checklist:

  • Check to see that your driving partner is OK.
  • Keep shipping papers with you.
  • Keep people far away and upwind.
  • Warn others of the danger.
  • Call for help.
  • Follow your employer's instructions.

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The Emergency Response Guidebook is indexed by:

  • Placarding status and reportable quantity index
  • National Hazardous Materials serial number and United Nations response index
  • United Nations hazardous materials index number
  • Proper shipping name and hazardous materials identification number

9.7.1 - Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

The Department of Transportation has a guidebook for firefighters, police and industry workers on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials. The guide is indexed by proper shipping name and hazardous materials identification number. Emergency personnel look for these things on the shipping paper. That is why it is vital that the proper shipping name, identification number, label and placards are correct.

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The Department of Transportation has a guidebook for firefighters, police and industry workers on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials. What is it called?

  • Commercial Driver's Hazardous Response Guide
  • Hazardous Materials Driver Regulations Manual
  • Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Guide To Hazardous Materials Handling And Response

9.7.1 - Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

The Department of Transportation has a guidebook for firefighters, police and industry workers on how to protect themselves and the public from hazardous materials. The guide is indexed by proper shipping name and hazardous materials identification number. Emergency personnel look for these things on the shipping paper. That is why it is vital that the proper shipping name, identification number, label and placards are correct.

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Which of the following is the INCORRECT driver response to a hazardous material crash or incident?

  • Provide emergency responders with the shipping papers and emergency response information
  • Keep people away from the scene
  • Communicate the danger of the hazardous materials to emergency response personnel
  • Remain in the vehicle and keep the engine running

As a professional driver, your job at the scene of a crash or an incident is to:

  • Keep people away from the scene.
  • Limit the spread of material, only if you can safely do so.
  • Communicate the danger of the hazardous materials to emergency response personnel.
  • Provide emergency responders with the shipping papers and emergency response information.
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