CHICAGO - A new release of the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is now available. The first release since 2004, the 2008 issue contains new information for first responders in the event of an incident involving hazardous materials. Labelmaster is distributing the 2008 ERG.

New information contained in the 2008 ERG includes over 50 amendments to proper shipping names and ID numbers (United Nations numbers), updated lists of hazardous materials, lithium ion batteries entry, and ethanol entries and identification numbers. Additionally, the “Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distance Table” has been split into two tables to better facilitate initial incident response actions for emergencies involving TIH (Toxic Inhalation Hazards).

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