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asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th January, 2020

What is an erg guide number?

The ERG includes 62 "Guides" (found in the Orange Section) that identify the primary hazards associated with the applicable general category of hazardous material and general guidance on how to respond to incidents involving that general category of hazardous material.

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Beside this, what do the colors mean in the ERG?

The guidebook features five color-coded sections: White: The first section of the book contains general information on rail cars, trailer identification, placards, and pipelines. Orange: The orange section of the ERG provides information on hazards and emergency response actions.

Similarly, what are the 9 DOT hazard classes? The nine hazard classes are as follows:

  • Class 1: Explosives.
  • Class 2: Gases.
  • Class 3: Flammable and Combustible Liquids.
  • Class 4: Flammable Solids.
  • Class 5: Oxidizing Substances, Organic Peroxides.
  • Class 6: Toxic Substances and Infectious Substances.
  • Class 7: Radioactive Materials.
  • Class 8: Corrosives.

Correspondingly, what is the ERG guide for acetone un1090?

UN Numbers 1061 through 1128

UN# Guide Name of Material
1089 129 Acetaldehyde
1090 127 Acetone
1091 127 Acetone oils
1092 131 P Acrolein, stabilized

What information does the ERG provide?

The ERG is a tool for identifying the hazards and providing critical information on first aid, fire extinguishment and evacuation distances to protect ourselves, our workers and the community that surrounds our workplace. From the first glance, you will notice that the ERG has four color-coded sections.

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