The 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook contains updated information from its last edition, published 4 years ago. Offers a consistent and standardized approach for first responders who handle incidents involving hazardous materials. Provides cornerstone for many emergency response plans and incident management systems. Information has been developed jointly by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Transport Canada, Secretariat of Communications and Transportation of Mexico and CIQUIME of Argentina. Contents include five color-coded sections for fast access to information. New or revised sections include: more than 50 amendments to proper shipping names and ID numbers, based on directives from the United Nations; new entries for lithium-ion batteries and ethanol; updates regarding pipeline markers, based on the integration of DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials programs; and detailed tables for emergencies involving toxic inhalation hazards. Labelmaster, Chicago, Ill.