1. ERG pg1

    What are the yellow bordered pages?
    ID number index
  2. ERG pg1

    What are the blue bordered pages?
    Name of Material index
  3. ERG pg1

    What are index entries that are highlighted in green?
    TIH (Toxic inhalation hazards)
  4. ERG pg1

    What are the green bordered pages used for?
    Initial isolation and protective action distances for TIH materials
  5. ERG pg3

    What is the notification sequence and request for technical information beyond what is available in the guidebook? (In order)
    1.Notify your organization/agency

    2.Call the emergency response tele# on shipping document

    3.National assistance

    4.Provide as much of the following info as possible
  6. ERG pg4

    What are the Hazards in the Hazard Classification System?
    • Class 1- Explosives
    • Class 2- Gases
    • Class 3- Flammable Liquids
    • Class 4- Flammable Solids
    • Class 5- Oxidizing and Organic peroxides
    • Class 6- Toxic and Infectious substances
    • Class 7- Radioactive Materials
    • Class 8- Corrosive Substances
    • Class 9- Miscellaneous
  7. ERG pg4

    What division would "Explosives with projection hazard" fall under?
    Division 1.2
  8. ERG pg4

    What division would "Explosives with a mass explosion hazard" fall under?
    Division 1.1
  9. ERG pg4

    What division would "Explosives with predominantly a fire hazard" fall under?
    Division 1.3
  10. ERG pg4

    What division would "Explosives with no significant blast hazard" fall under?
    Division 1.4
  11. ERG pg4

    What division would "Very insensitive explosives with a mass explosion hazard" fall under?
    Division 1.5
  12. ERG pg4

    What division would "Extremely insensitive article" fall under?
    Division 1.6
  13. ERG pg4

    What division would "Flammable gases" fall under?
    Division 2.1
  14. ERG pg4

    What division would "Non-flammable, non toxic gases" fall under?
    Division 2.2
  15. ERG pg4

    What division would "Toxic gases" fall under?
    Division 2.3
  16. ERG pg4

    What division would "Flammable solids" fall under?
    Division 4.1
  17. ERG pg4

    What division would "Spontaneously combustible materials" fall under?
    Division 4.2
  18. ERG pg4

    What division would "Water-reactive substances/Dangerous when wet materials" fall under?
    Division 4.3
  19. ERG pg4

    What division would "Oxidizing substances" fall under?
    Division 5.1
  20. ERG pg4

    What division would "Organic peroxides" fall under?
    Division 5.2
  21. ERG pg4

    What division would "Toxic substances" fall under?
    Division 6.1
  22. ERG pg4

    What division would "Infectious Substances" fall under?
    Division 6.2
  23. ERG pg5

    What does an * on a orange placard represent?
    Explosives "capability group"
  24. ERG pg5

    What does ** on a orange placard represent?
    Division of the explosive
  25. ERG pg8

    On the Rail Car identification chart, the recommended guides should be considered what?
    As last resort if the material cannot be identified by any other means
  26. ERG pg10

    What does "X" represent on the Hazard ID displayed on some Interodal containers?
    Substance will react dangerously with water
  27. ERG pg10

    What does "doubling of a digit" mean in the orange panel on some intermodal containers?
    Indicates an intensification of that particular hazard
  28. ERG pg10

    "In general" the digits in the top half of the orange panel displayed on some intermodal containers indicate what hazards?
    2. Emission of gas due to pressure or chem reaction

    3. Flammability of Liquids and gases or self heating liquid

    4. Flammability of solids or self-heating solid

    5. Oxidizing effect

    6. Toxicity or risk of infection

    7. Radioactivity

    8. Corrosivity

    9. Risk of spontaneous violent reaction
  29. ERG pg14

    What are the structures for Natural Gas Transmission pipelines?
    • Compressor Station Buildings
    • Valves
    • Metering Stations
    • Aerial Patrol Markers
  30. ERG pg14

    What are the only above ground indicators of a Natural Gas Distribution Pipeline?
    • Regulator Stations
    • Customer Meters and regulators
    • Valve box covers
  31. ERG pg17

    What are the structures liquid pipelines?
    • Storage Tanks
    • Valves
    • Pump Stations
    • Aerial Patrol Markers
  32. ERG pg285

    What is an "Initial Isolation Zone"?
    area surrounding the incident

    • Dangerous- upwind
    • and
    • Life Threatening- downwind
  33. ERG pg285

    What is a "Protective Action Zone"?
    • an area DOWNWIND in which a person may become incapacitated and unable to take protective action
    • or
    • incur serious or irreversible health effects
  34. ERG pg285

    In the orange bordered pages, Evacuation-Fire means?
    Distance to protect against fragmentation hazard of a large container
  35. ERG pg285

    When is doubling Isolation and protective action distances appropriate?
    Worst case scenarios involving the instantaneous release of the entire contents of a package.
  36. ERG pg285

    At what temp might protective action distances be larger for liquid spills?
    When either the material or outdoor temp exceeds 86°F
  37. ERG pg286

    What are the materials listed in Table 3?
    • Ammonia
    • Chlorine
    • Ethylene oxide
    • Hydrogen chloride
    • Hydrogen fluoride
    • Sulfur dioxide
  38. ERG pg287

    What are the factors to consider for Protective Action Decision?
    The Dangerous Goods

    The Population Threatened

    Weather Conditions
  39. ERG pg288

    When evacuating, who do you evacuate first?
    People nearby and those outdoors in direct view of the scene
  40. ERG pg288

    What do the "Initial Isolation and Protective Action Distances" in Table 1 predict?
    The size of downwind areas which could be affected by a cloud of toxic gas
  41. ERG pg356

    Who requires first responders to be trained in the use of the ERG book?
    OSHA, 29 CFR 1910.120

    EPA, 40 CFR part 311
  42. ERG pg357

    How many individual guides are in the ERG?
    62 individual guides
  43. ERG pg357

    What does the right hand page provide in the orange bordered pages?
    Emergency response guidance for fire, spills, leaks and first aid
  44. ERG pg357

    What does the left page provide in the orange bordered pages?
    Left page provides safety related information
  45. ERG pg357

    What are the three sections in the guides (orange bordered pages)?
    Potential Hazards

    Public safety

    Emergency Response
  46. ERG pg358

    What is a Small spill?
    55gal or less of a liquid

    660lbs or less of a solid
  47. ERG pg358

    What is a large spill?
    >55gal for liquids

    >660lbs for solids
  48. ERG pg358

    Initial Isolation Distance is a Radius (circle) around the source (incident).

    Protective action distance is a downwind distance
    This is just info!
  49. ERG pg358

    What is a TIH?
    (presumed to be toxic in humans)
    Tested on lab animals it has a Lethal Concentration of 50 (LC50) value and not more than 5,000ppm
  50. ERG pg358

    What is in Tables 1, 2 and 3?
    Table 1- TIH materials listed by ID#

    Table 2- Materials that produce TIH when spilled in water listed by ID#

    Table 3- 6 TIH materials commonly encountered listed alphabetically
  51. ERG pg359

    What is the break down of the 62guides?
    36 guides are Non-TIH

    21 guides are both TIH and Non-TIH

    5 guides are TIH or Water Reactive
  52. ERG pg365

    What are the main hazards from a BLEVE?
    • Fire
    • Thermal Radiation from fire
    • Blast
    • Projectiles

    Furthest reaching hazard is projectiles
  53. ERG pg366

    Under BLEVE safety precautions what are the two safety distances for public evacuation?
    Minimum distance- based on tanks launched with small elevation angle

    Preferred evacuation distance- has more margen of safety since it assumes the tanks are launched at a 45° angle
  54. ERG pg366

    During a BLEVE which end of the tank do the furthest reaching projectiles come off of?
    the zones 45° on each side of the tank ends
  55. ERG pg366

    For a BLEVE what is the water flow rate based on?
    • 5 _____________
    •   /Capacity(USgal)=usgal/min needed
    •                              to cool tank metal
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