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Using the Emergency Response Guidebook Online

Online Training on How to Use the Current ERG
Only $19.95
Using the Emergency Response Guidebook

Using the Emergency Response Guidebook Overview

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended to provide in depth instruction on how to use the current Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).

This training is included in our online FRA and FRO courses, but can be taken independently of that training.

The most current version of the Department of Transportation (DOT), Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) is required to be used during this course. The student has the option to use a downloadable version of the ERG, which is available to all students, or they may elect to have the guidebook shipped to them. If the student opts to have the ERG shipped, the cost of the training is $29.95.

This option must be selected during the sign-up process.

Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training

Entirely Online — The Using the Emergency Response Guidebook course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our basic system requirements. No classroom to attend, no travel required. Instructor Hotline — Interact with our instructor by using our instructor hotline or e-mail us your questions. You will typically receive an e-mail response within an hour and are guaranteed an answer within 24 hours.
Self-Paced — For your convenience, start and stop as often as you want in order to break the training up over a longer period. Our system will track your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next log in. Certificate — Immediately upon completion of your Using the Emergency Response Guidebook, download, save, or print a certificate.
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6 Months to Complete — Take up to six months to complete your Using the Emergency Response Guidebook. Group Training Enroll multiple students, take this training in a group setting, or learn about our volume discounts.
Fully Narrated — Follow right along as our narrator talks you through the entire course. 24/7 Telephone Support — Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to train students on how to effectively use the most current Emergency Response Guidebook.


This course consists of 8 sections broken down into 1 module. It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

Module Section Title
Section 1
Section 1 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) Overview
Section 2 ERG White Pages Quiz
Section 3 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages
Section 4 ERG Yellow-bordered & Blue-bordered Pages Quiz
Section 5 ERG Orange-bordered Pages
Section 6 ERG Orange-bordered Pages Quiz
Section 7 ERG Green-bordered Pages
Section 8 ERG Green-bordered Pages Quiz

Course Exams

This course has 1 module exam.

This exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam.

If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This course is designed to train students on how to effectively use the most current Emergency Response Guidebook.

It should be combined with company specific training on the employer's Emergency Response Plan, including policies and procedures for employees that respond to hazardous materials emergencies.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.
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Q - How long will this course take to complete?
A - Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q -Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A - No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A - Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A - Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to enroll multiple students.

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