Understanding The 2008 Emergency Response Guide (Revised 6/2010)

INSTRUCTOR GUIDETOPIC:UNDERSTANDING THE 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE (Revised 6/2010)TIME REQUIRED: Two HoursMATERIALS: APPROPRIATE AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOKREFERENCES: 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK, U.S DEPARTMENT...


 

INSTRUCTOR GUIDE



TOPIC:

UNDERSTANDING THE 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDE (Revised 6/2010)



TIME REQUIRED:

Two Hours



MATERIALS:

APPROPRIATE AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK



REFERENCES:

2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK, U.S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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PREPARATION: MOTIVATION:

Being able to use the Emergency Response Guidebook quickly and correctly can make a difference in the safe outcome of a hazardous materials incident for the first responders. Being on the scene is not the time to be familiar with the content and application of the guidebook.

OBJECTIVE (SPO): 1-1 The individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of content and use of the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook.

OVERVIEW: UNDERSTANDING THE 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK

• Guidebook Layout

• Guide Page Layout

• Special Sections

• Guidebook Use

 

UNDERSTANDING THE 2008 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK

SPO 1-1 The individual will demonstrate a basic understanding of content and use of the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook.

EO 1-1 Demonstrate an understanding of the Guidebook including the various sections.

EO 1-2 Demonstrate an understanding of the Guide Page in the Guidebook.

EO 1-3 Demonstrate an understanding of the special sections of the Guidebook including the placard tables, vehicle identification charts, evacuation information, and chemical/biological/radiological agents section.

EO 1-4 Demonstrate the use of the Guidebook through classroom exercises.

NOTE: THIS DRILL MAY BE USED TO MEET PART OF THE ANNUAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REFRESHER REQUIREMENT IN 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)

While this Guidebook is designed for use with hazardous materials in transport, it can also be used for hazardous materials incidents at fixed facilities. At fixed facilities; however, there is no standardized requirement for placards or markings.

The information in the Guidebook is designed for use during the initial response. It should be used as initial reference source until more specific information can be obtained. The intended use is for the first 30 minutes of an incident.

This drill should be interactive in nature with the students following along in the Guidebook as the various items are discussed.

I.. GUIDEBOOK LAYOUT (EO 1-1)

    1. Inside Front Cover - shipping documents
    2. Page 1 - how to use the Guidebook during an incident involving dangerous goods
    3. Page 2 - ERG 2008 user's guide
    4. Pages 3 to 5 - guidebook contents
    5. Page 6 - safety precautions
    6. Pages 7 to 13- who to call for assistance
    7. Page 14 - hazard classes
    8. Pages 15 to 17 - introduction to table of placards
    9. Page 18 - rail car identification chart
    10. Page 19 - road trailer identification chart
    11. Pages 20 to 23 - hazard identification codes
    12. Pipeline transportation
    13. Pages 27 to 96 - numeric list (highlighted products require referral to isolation distances table)
    14. Pages 97 to 165 - alphabetic list (highlighted product require referral to isolation distances table)
    15. Pages 168 to 291 - guide pages
    16. Pages 293 to 347 - initial isolation and protective action distances
    17. Pages 348 to 349 - protective clothing
    18. Pages 350 to 351 - water reactive materials & vapor control
    19. Pages 350 - fire and spill control
    20. Pages 352 to 355 - chemical/terrorist use of chemical/biological/radiological agents
    21. Page 356 to 364 - glossary
    22. Inside Back Cover - emergency response telephone numbers
  1. GUIDE LAYOUT (EO 1-2)
    1. General Arrangement of Guides
      1. Guide 111 - mixed load/unidentified cargo (use when no other information is available)
      2. Guides 112 and 114 - explosives
      3. Guide 113 - flammable solids-toxic
      4. 4 Guides 115 to 126 - gases
      5. Guides 127 to 132 - flammable liquids
      6. Guides 133 to 134 - flammable solids
      7. Guides 135 to 136 - substances-spontaneously combustible
      8. Guides 137 to 139 - substances-water reactive
      9. Guides 140 to 144 - oxidizers
      10. Guides 145, 146 & 148 - organic peroxides
      11. Guide 147 - Lithium Ion Batteries
      12. Guides 149 to 150 - substances-self-reactive
      13. Guides 151 to 157 - substances-toxic
      14. Guide 158 - infectious substances
      15. Guide 159 - substances-irritating
      16. Guide 160 - halogenated solvents
      17. Guides 161 to 166 - radioactive materials
      18. Guide 167 - fluorine
      19. Guide 168 - carbon monoxide
      20. Guide 169 - aluminum-molten
      21. Guide 170 - metals
      22. Guide 171 - substances-low to moderate hazard
      23. Guide 172 - gallium and mercury
    2. Guide Page Sections
      1. Potential hazards
        1. Fire or explosion
        2. Health
        3. Most serious listed first in section
      2. Public safety
        1. General information
        2. Protective clothing (read the entire section before taking action; clothing requirements may be different for spill or fire)
        3. Evacuation (if not highlighted in numeric or alphabetic lists)
      3. Emergency response
        1. Fire (may identify special agents needed)
        2. Spill or leak
        3. First aid
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