What is Emergency Response Team

Typically, workplace emergencies that result in a fatality and/or life-altering injuries are reported to the USW’s Emergency Response Team (ERT) hotline by a local union member, local union president or USW district staff representative.

The hotline is available 24 hours a day at 866-526-3480.

The people on-call when a report comes in include ERT program coordinator Duronda Pope, who acts as a bridge between the company and the family of the injured or deceased worker, District ERT Coordinators and the USW Health Safety and Environment staff or health and safety reps.

The purpose of ERT is to assist families and coworkers, to work with the local union and to provide follow up support, as well as: