Summary of changes from ERG2012 to ERG2016

  • “How to use this Guidebook” instructions are now in a flowchart 
  • Many sections have been expanded and/or revised, including: 
    • Shipping documents (Papers) 
    • Table of markings, labels and placards and initial response guide to use on-scene 
    • Rail car and road trailer identification charts (including more detailed information on each) 
    • Pipeline transportation 
    • Protective clothing 
    • Improvised explosive device (IED) safe stand off distance chart 
    • Glossary 
    • Emergency response telephone numbers 
  • New sections have been added: 
    • Local emergency response numbers (to be filled by user) 
    • Table of Contents 
    • Globally harmonized systems (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals 
    • Information about emergency response assistance plans (ERAP) for Canadian users 
  • Index list of dangerous goods in order of ID number (yellow-bordered pages), and the Index list of dangerous goods in alphabetical order (blue-bordered pages): 
    • Addition of all new dangerous goods listed in the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods up to the 19th revised edition 
  • Emergency response guides (“Guides”/orange-bordered pages): 
    • Revision of some guide information 
    • Two guides have been added for adsorbed gases 
    • Identification of potential emergency response assistance plan (ERAP) products for Canadian users 
  • Table of initial isolation and protective action distances (Green-bordered pages): 
    • Updated initial isolation and protective action distances (Tables 1 and 3) based on new toxicity data and reactivity research 
    • Added “Estimating wind speed from environmental clues” for Table 3
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