Emergency Response Guidebook

The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is a reference manual used by many first responders worldwide. It assists rescue professionals in recognizing accidents involving hazardous chemicals, identifying life-threatening substances, selecting protection equipment and evacuation strategies, mitigating damages on victims and the environment and, ultimately, saving lives.

The 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2020) was prepared by the staff of Transport Canada, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transport of Mexico. The ERG is published every four years in English, French and Spanish.

A Russian version of the guidebook has been completed in January 2023 in the framework of IUPAC project 2020-020-2-600, with the collaboration of OPCW, and is now available for free download here

Русская версия руководства была завершена в январе 2023 года в рамках проекта IUPAC 2020-020-2-600 при сотрудничестве с ОЗХО и теперь доступна для бесплатного скачивания по ссылке (PDF): https://iupac.org/erg2020-rus/
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N.B.: The ERG is intended for distribution free of charge to Public Safety Organizations by the US Department of Transportation and Transport Canada.

If the Russian ERG 2020 text is used for professional, educational or academic purposes, please, include the name of the IUPAC Project no. 2020-020-2-600 in the acknowledgements section.



The Project is coordinated by:
IUPAC: Chemistry and the Environment Division;
Chemistry and Human Health Division; Committee on Chemistry Education
OPCW: International Cooperation and Assistance Division of the Technical Secretariat
Italian National Commission for IUPAC, NAO-CNR

Credits are given to:
Dina Akbaeva, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Damira Ashyralieva, State Sanitary and Epidemiological Surveillance, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Natalia V. Belkova, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Moscow, Russian Federation
Mukhambetkali Burkitbayev, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Isaak Dzhumaev, National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic, ICCT, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Volodya Efremov, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Hemda Garelick, IUPAC Division VI, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Yulia Gorbunova, Kurnakov Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
Vladimir Gubala, IUPAC Division VII, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Matteo Guidotti, IUPAC Division VI, NAO-CNR, SCITEC, Milan, Italy
Peter J. Hotchkiss, Secretary to SAB, OPCW, The Hague, The Netherlands
Otabek Kasimov, State Committee Industrial Safety of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Anton Martyniuk, OPCW, International Cooperation and Assistance Division, The Hague, The Netherlands
Ilona Matveeva, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Zhaisan Nabiullin, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Rashid Nadirov, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Raushan Nurdillayeva, Akhmet Yassawi University, Kazakhstan
Irina V. Perminova, IUPAC Division VI, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation
Maurizio Peruzzini, IUPAC CHEMRAWN Committee, NAO-CNR, ICCOM, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Marat Sadykov, Center for Non-Proliferation and Export Control, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Roberto Terzano, IUPAC Division VI, University of Bari, Italy
Elena Yarovaya, al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Denis M. Zhilin, Committee on Chemical Education, Scientific Entertainment, Moscow, Russian Federation
Sergey Zinoviev, ICA/ICB, OPCW, The Hague, The Netherlands


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