This is an online version of the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) which is produced by the USDOT for first responders during the initial phase of a Dangerous goods/Hazardous Materials incident. Have you ever wondered what those four digit numbers on the placards on the side of trucks and rail cars mean? Our online ERG will give you your answer.
|UN#||Guide||Name of Material||ISO|
|Current as of: Oct. 2, 2011|
|1581||123||Chloropicrin and Methyl bromide mixture||Yes|
|1581||123||Methyl bromide and Chloropicrin mixture||Yes|
|1582||119||Chloropicrin and Methyl chloride mixture||Yes|
|1582||119||Methyl chloride and Chloropicrin mixture||Yes|
|1583||154||Chloropicrin mixture, n.o.s.||Yes|
|1588||157||Cyanides, inorganic, n.o.s.|
|1588||157||Cyanides, inorganic, solid, n.o.s.|
|1589||125||Cyanogen chloride, stabilized||Yes|
|1601||151||Disinfectant, solid, poisonous, n.o.s.|
|1601||151||Disinfectant, solid, toxic, n.o.s.|
|1601||151||Disinfectants, solid, n.o.s. (poisonous)|
|1602||151||Dye intermediate, liquid, poisonous, n.o.s.|
|1602||151||Dye intermediate, liquid, toxic, n.o.s.|
|1602||151||Dye, liquid, poisonous, n.o.s.|
|1602||151||Dye, liquid, toxic, n.o.s.|
|1610||159||Halogenated irritating liquid, n.o.s.|
|1611||151||Hexaethyl tetraphosphate, liquid|
|1611||151||Hexaethyl tetraphosphate, solid|
|1612||123||Hexaethyl tetraphosphate and compressed gas mixture||Yes|
|1613||154||Hydrocyanic acid, aqueous solution, with less than 5% Hydrogen cyanide|
|1613||154||Hydrocyanic acid, aqueous solution, with not more than 20% Hydrogen cyanide||Yes|
|1613||154||Hydrogen cyanide, aqueous solution, with not more than 20% Hydrogen cyanide||Yes|
|1614||152||Hydrogen cyanide, stabilized (absorbed)||Yes|
|1626||157||Mercuric potassium cyanide|
|1630||151||Mercury ammonium chloride|
This information was compiled from the 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (2008 ERG) which is produced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
(Data last updated/verified: Oct. 2, 2011)
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