PHMSA Releases Free Emergency Response Guide Smartphone App & Training Video
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released smartphone applications to access information from the Emergency Response Guide (ERG). The ERG contains information for safely securing the scene of a hazmat release and beginning the cleanup process. The agency has released applications on both the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms. The applications are free to the public and available for download now. The smartphone applications reference the 2012 version of the ERG, which includes new evacuation tables for large toxic gas spills and standard response procedures for gas and liquid pipeline incidents. PHMSA has also released a twenty minute training video for using the ERG.