New Emergency Response Guidebook Available

CHICAGO—A new release of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is now available from Labelmaster.

The 2008 issue, the first release since 2004, contains new information for first responders in the event of an incident involving hazardous materials. Updated data include more than 50 amendments to proper shipping names and identification numbers, updated lists of hazardous materials, a lithium ion batteries entry and ethanol entries and identification numbers.

Developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico, with the collaboration of Centro de Informacion Quimica para Emergencias of Argentina, the ERG helps assist responders in managing the first 15 to 30 minutes of an emergency response.

The 2008 ERG is available as a book, on CD-ROM or on a USB flash drive. To order, call 800-621-5808 or visit

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