DOT-Hazmat-Function

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Department of Transportation The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, which is within the United States Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration, is responsible for coordinating a national safety program for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water. http://hazmat.dot.gov/hazhome.htm ...for the Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Human error is the probable cause of most transportation incidents and associated consequences involving the release of hazardous materials . When are Hazardous Materials most hazardous? When they’re released! The scene of an incident can be chaotic, so the right actions may not always be obvious. Whom should I inform if I’m involved in an incident where a release or a suspected release of a hazardous material has taken place in transportation? The regulations in 49 CFR 171.15 and 171.16 govern such situations.
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Helps You Find Emergency Procedures Quickly The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000) was developed jointly by the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every three years to accommodate new products and
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