ERG 2020 for Android

3.13K reviews
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Everyone 10+
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About this app

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, and the addition of protective distance mapping. 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.
Updated on
Dec 15, 2020

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3.13K reviews
Cory Mackey
December 21, 2022
This app use to be great. Use it for my hazmat classes and also refresher class every year. But this bug will not go away cannot look up placards or railway car by types or over the road because the black dot pushes everything off the page. Uninstalled and reinstalled still does the same thing please fix this problem. I would love to use this again for emergency responses.
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A Google user
March 24, 2020
App works really well, faster then the book, and I like that it saves recent searches for when you need to quickly switch between a few things. The evacuation map is GREAT. On the down side I noticed the P for polymerization is missing on some chemicals, IE 119, this is a pretty big issue, and one I hope the developers look into quickly.
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January 30, 2023
While playing with the app, I just discovered that you can plot a spill and see where you should have the containment area blocked off. Luckily, I haven't had to use it for anything like that yet but extremely happy to have it for emergencies.
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What's new

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.