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Friendly Reminder To Get Ready For ERG 2012
Four years have passed since the U.S. Department of Transportation released the Emergency Response Guide 2008 which means that it's now time for a new edition of the ERG.
Like a trusty sidekick, the ERG should always be on your person or at least not very far from you if there is a possibility that the work you do will have you confronted with a HAZMAT incident at some point.
The Emergency Response Guide 2012 is due to come out very soon so be sure to make the switch from your ERG 2008 for the 2012 version.
There are some notable changes in the upcoming 2012 version that are not in the 2008 version. According to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation those changes include:
As well as several other notable changes. A summary of all the new changes can be seen at this link:
Another notable change involves the apperance of the ERG itself. There has been talk that the ERG 2012 will have the same cover style that it has always had (see below):
But there is also conflicting talk that the cover style of the ERG 2012 will be new and completely different (see below):
Either way, regardless of the cover that is finally chosen for the ERG 2012, the content inside will be different from the prior version which is why it is important to get it. Even if you don't get the ERG 2012 right away and continue to use the 2008 version for awhile, you should really make it a priority to obtain the 2012 version as soon as possible.
International Hazardous Materials Response Team Conference
The International Hazardous Materials Response Team Conference is taking place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.
The conference begins May 17 and continues until May 20th. The conference is sponsored by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IACF) and highlights the latest trends in HAZMATemergency response, training and equipment.
Emergency responders serving in fire departments, the private industry, Dept. of EnvironmentalProtection, the federal government and various other agencies are expected to attend this event. The large number of individuals and organizations means that there will be plenty of opportunities to network.
Wednesday, April 18, is the last day for early registration. Those who register early for the conference are able to attend at a cheaper rate rather than those who end up having to pay extra to attend because they missed early registration.
*Assessing Damage to Rail Tank Cars
*What Every Hazmat Leader Needs to Know to be Successful
*Emergency Response to Hydrogen Peroxide Incidents
*Geographic Information System (GIS) technology for Hazmat Preparedness and Response
*The History of Hazmat
*The Once in a Career Event
*Chemical Suicides: Information for the First Responder
*Hazmat Prevention for K-12 Schools
*HAZMAT teams and bomb threats/explosive devices
As well as many other workshops besides the ones listed here.
Even if you aren't able to make early registration and have to pay full price, the conference still sounds like it is very much worth attending. The 2012 conference is shaping up to be the best on record.
Those with IAFC membership pay less than those without membership whether for early or regular registration. However, there are scholarships available for those who are unable to pay full price for the conference.
For those who are interested in attending they can find out more at:
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