Emergency Response/HAZMAT

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention” web page. Here you will find additional information and links regarding:

Preparation and submission of a Risk Management Plan (RMP).
Various laws and regulations related to emergency management.
Tier II reporting and forms.
Listings of regulated chemicals and more…

The Right-To-Know (RTK) Network provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing and sustainable development. With the information available on RTK NET, you can identify specific factories and their environmental affects; analyze reinvestment by banks in their communities; and assess people and communities affected. There are no fees, RTK NET is free. It was established in order to empower citizen involvement in community and government decision making.

Need a copy of a Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS)? Do you need information regarding chemical toxicity? Visit the SIRI MSDS Index where you will find search engines to locate the data.

The Emergency Response Guide Book (ERG2012) was developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico (SCT) for use by fire fighters, police and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving hazardous materials. It is primarily a guide to the first aid responders in (1) quickly identifying the specific or generic classification of the material(s) involved in the incident, and (2) protecting themselves and the general public during this initial response phase of the incident. The ERG is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology. This site allows you to download a full version of the texts, search by the name of the materials, or the identification number of the material, and more.

Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook  This handbook is intended to supply information to first responders for use in making preliminary assessment of a situation when a possible chemical, biological agent, or radiological material is suspected. A concise list of observable indicators of the use and/or presence of CBR material is included to aid in the assessment. A glossary of terms and a list of additional reference materials are included.

FACT SHEET – Chemical Biological Agents Update from the U.S. Department of State provides the traveling American public with clear guidance on chemical and biological agents.

CDC Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response web site. Contains links to further information on topics of public interest such as Anthrax, Power Outages, Ricin, Radiation Emergencies, Plague, Fire Safety, Small Pox and more.

New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center The New Mexico Poison Center is a public service program of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and is affiliated with the College of Pharmacy. The Center is certified as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Emergency Phone: 1-800-222-1222 (voice and TTY)