ERG 2020 by National Library of Medicine (Universal)
Released: Jan 13, 2013
Version: 3.1.5
Size: 51 MB
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ERG 2020

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PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)'s 2020 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 2020 version of the ERG includes general revisions, reorganized general information pages, protective distance mapping updates, and the new ability to share data links through URLs. 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 3.1.5
A French translation of the ERG 2020 has been added to the app!

Added support for cross-language sharing.

Added many small updates and improvements.
Our verdict: Good
  • + ERG 2020 is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is free.
  • + ERG 2020 is currently ranked #166 in free Reference apps for iPhone, as well as #104 in free Reference apps for iPad.
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