Monthly Archives: April 2016


ERG2016 Now Available 2

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (known as ERG2016), which is an updated manual to help first responders dealing with the initial stages of hazardous materials transportation accidents. PHMSA will distribute more than 1.5 million free copies Read the full article…


ANSI Revises Standard for Hand Protection Classification

The American National Standards Institute has announced revisions to ANSI/ISEA 105 American National Standard for Hand Protection Classification, offering practical advice on glove and hand protection selection. OSHA CFR 29 1910 doesn’t reference any standard for design or performance of gloves, but requires among other things, that hand protection is evaluated Read the full article…


PHMSA Releases Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released the Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) training resource, a web-accessible tool for emergency responders. These training resources offer a flexible approach to training the first responders and emergency services personnel in pre-incident planning and response. Read the full article…


NIOSH Construction Safety and Health Program

Construction workers and employers build our roads, houses, and workplaces and repair and maintain our nation’s physical infrastructure. Construction includes building new structures, renovations involving additions, alterations, or maintenance, and repair of buildings or engineering projects such as highways or utility systems. The NIOSH Construction Program provides national and world Read the full article…