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Hazardous Materials

CHEMTREC®--The 24-Hour HAZMAT Communications Center 1-800-262-8200
CHEMTREC® is a 24/7/365 emergency call center that provides immediate information and assistance to anyone involved in a hazardous materials incident. It is staffed with emergency service specialists who can provide access to hazmat experts, chemists, physicians, and toxicologists, as well as millions of Material Safety Data Sheets.

Visit the CHEMTREC® Website for additional information.

CHEMTREC videos for emergency responders:
Video 1: An Overview of CHEMTREC®
Video 2: How CHEMTREC® Helps First Responders
Video 3: What's Being Said About CHEMTREC®
Emergency Response Guidebook

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released the 2012 version of its Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) today, providing first responders with a newly revised go-to manual to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.

PHMSA has also partnered with the National Library of Medicine to provide a free Smartphone version of the ERG in its Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders.


United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has provided two resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.

Transitioning to Safer Chemicals: A Toolkit for Employers and Workers

By using this toolkit, businesses can improve worker well-being through eliminating or reducing hazardous chemicals, while creating other benefits, including: Cost Savings, Efficiency, Industry Leadership, and Corporate Stewardship. This toolkit can be used by all types of businesses and workers.

Annotated Permissible Exposure Limits

Enables employers to voluntarily adopt newer, more protective workplace exposure limits. The easily accessible reference source for up-to-date workplace exposure limits can be found here.

EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
Emergency Response