Understanding the Chemical Industry’s Perception of AIHA's Emergency Response Planning Guideline Values

A request from AIHA, our parent organization.

Community emergency exposure limits, such as Emergency Response Planning Guidelines (ERPGs), are used to assess the impact from a potential event and enable the subsequent development of prevention and/or mitigation strategies. AIHA’s ERPGs and associated reference documents are prepared by a team of volunteer health scientists who produce credible and globally well-respected resources for use in emergency response and consequence analysis planning. In fact, ERPGs are referenced in EPA’s Risk Management Plan and are incorporated into the CAMEO software suite, developed jointly by the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration, the EPA Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Energy.

The work of AIHA is not funded; with the defunding of similar Federal government agency initiatives, AIHA remains among the few entities worldwide that produce new and regularly updated ERPGs.

AIHA is seeking input to improve the understanding of the chemical industry’s perception of the AIHA Emergency Response Planning Guideline values (ERPGs®) as part of evolving safety standards and practices, and the increasing social and regulatory focus on environmental justice. We are requesting your participation in a short survey to better understand your company’s priorities and practices when it comes to community emergency response and consequence analysis planning.

Below, you will find a link to our short survey to help us better understand your awareness of and capacity to support the ERPGs. The survey should take you less than 7 minutes to complete. We ask that you please respond by July 15, 2022.


If you have any questions or would like to recommend your colleagues for the survey, please reach out to fti.research@fticonsulting.com.

Please note that within the survey we will be asking you about your company’s production and distribution of chemicals outlined in the Emergency Response Planning Guidelines. You can find the full list containing 149 chemicals by clicking here or once you start the survey.

On behalf of the entire AIHA team, thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!


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