By U.S. Department of Transportation
This advisor was once constructed together via the U.S. division of Transportation, shipping Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) to be used by way of firefighters, police, and different emergency prone body of workers who could be the first to reach on the scene of a transportation incident related to a unsafe fabric. it really is basically a advisor to assist first responders in (1) fast deciding on the explicit or known class of the material(s) keen on the incident, and (2) keeping themselves and most people in this preliminary reaction section of the incident. The ERG is up-to-date each 3 to 4 years to deal with new items and know-how.
desk of Contents
the best way to Use This Guidebook
desk of Placards and preliminary reaction courses to take advantage of On-Scene
Numerical Index of risky items
Alphabetical Index of risky items
safeguard suggestion publications
desk of preliminary Isolation and protecting motion Distances
desk of Water-Reactive fabrics Which Produce poisonous Gases
fireplace and Spill regulate
Criminal/Terrorist Use of Chemical/Biological brokers
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Small Fires • Dry chemical or CO 2 . Large Fires • Water spray, fog or regular foam. • Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. • Damaged cylinders should be handled only by specialists. Fire involving Tanks • Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles. • Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. • Do not direct water at source of leak or safety devices; icing may occur. • Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.
Page 194 E RG 2 0 0 4 G ASES - TOXIC AND /OR C ORROSIVE GU I DE 123 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FIRE Small Fires • Dry chemical or CO 2 . Large Fires • Water spray, fog or regular foam. • Do not get water inside containers. • Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. • Damaged cylinders should be handled only by specialists. Fire involving Tanks • Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles. • Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
FIRST AID • Move victim to fresh air. • Call 911 or emergency medical service. • Give artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. • Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; give artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. • Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. • Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. • In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
2004 Emergency Response Guidebook by U.S. Department of Transportation