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The 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2000)
â€œDeveloped jointly by Transport Canada (TC), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Secretariat of Transport and Communications of Mexico (SCT) for use by fire fighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods.
It is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident. It should not be considered as a substitute for emergency response training, knowledge or sound judgment.
It is primarily designed for use at a dangerous goods incident occurring on a highway or railroad.â€�
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Preparedness (Government of Canada): Self Help Advice Brochures and Booklets
Oil Spill Dispersants, Environment Canada - Maritimes Region, Last Updated: July 1996 â€œThere are several ways to fight oil spills at seaâ€�
The Role of industry in Emergency Response, Environment Canada â€“ Maritime Region
A discussion of the roles and responsibilities of industry in oil spill response.
The Canadian Emergency Response Contractors' Guide, by the Canadian Emergency Response Contractors' Alliance â€œThe guide is meant to establish a sound dangerous goods emergency response (ER) contractor network in Canada, to complement the Transportation Emergency Assistance Plan (TEAP) and other similar efforts. Key to the program's success will be an ongoing dialogue between contractors, shippers and carriers.
The guide includes listings for ER contractors across Canada, training guidelines, a basic equipment checklist, and a self-assessment and verification form, with instructions for contractors and third-party verification teams. The Canadian Chemical Producerâ€™s Association (CCPA)'s ER Committee and several other organizations produced the guide.â€�
U.S. EPA Chemical References Web Pages
Chemicals on the move -- Safeguarding Canadians and their environment (pdf format), by the Transportation Emergency Assistance Plan (TEAP)
This publication describes the different activities and programs involved in managing transportation emergencies in Canada.
Water, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Emergency Management, by R. A. Halliday, R. Halliday & Associates Ltd., for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada