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Additional study and reference materials recommended by our instructors

Accident Prevention Manual for Business and Industry: Administration and Programs

The National Safety Council accident prevention manuals cover most safety topics in reasonable detail. Great source of material in preparing for the exam.

Accident Prevention Manual for Business and Industry: Engineering and Technology

The National Safety Council accident prevention manuals cover most safety topics in reasonable detail. A great resource for preparing for the ASP and CSP exams.

Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control

This is a good text covering IH issues for bacteria, viruses, and fungal species. Many IHs find themselves working with mold-related issues. Another good reference source.

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (Sixth Edition)

You'll find this one to be a bit less expensive, compared with other references. No, it's not everything you need to know, but it's a great guide to the chemistry that emergency responders need to know, and the author doesn't assume that you have some sort of scientific Ph.D.  By Eugene Meyer.

CIH EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples

An easy-to-understand text to help you understand the fundamental equations used in the CIH┬« exam formulas. 

CSP EXAM Equations simply explained and with examples

An easy-to-understand text to help you understand the fundamental equations used in the CSP┬« exam formulas. 

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Provides very basic information on most industrial hygiene topics. Relatively easy read. Do not recommend purchasing if you have a good library or already own The Industrial Environment: Its Evaluation and Control.

Haz-Map

Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.

Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) Life Cycle Management: Corporate, Community and Organizational Planning and Preparedness

This book has two main sections. The first covers the regulatory framework dealing with hazardous materials, and the second is focused on programs for reducing risk and liability.

Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference (Fourth Edition)

This is billed as a "one-stop science, regulatory and management technical reference text." Be sure to pick up the latest edition so that you'll be up to date on the most recent regulatory changes. Published by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP)

 

Hazardous Materials: Managing The Incident (Fourth Edition)

Back in the 1980s, these authors introduced their copyrighted Eight-Step Process for managing hazmat incidents. Plenty has changed since then, which is why they're up to their fourth edition. It's a good read. By Gregory Noll and three other authors.

Industrial Hygiene Reference & Study Guide

We call this the "Little White Book." It is a short list of facts and information on each industrial hygiene subject. It is great for reviewing information, but it won't help much if you haven't studied the material in another text.

Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice for Design

The basic reference for ventilation. We recommend reading the first five chapters. You can pass the exam without owning this manual, but you will probably want a copy if you stay in the field for any length of time.

Managing Hazardous Materials: A Definitive Text

This book pretty much covers the whole breadth of the hazardous materials business. Combine this with your practical experience and you'll have a handle on practically everything you need to know.  Published by The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Modern Industrial Hygiene Volumes 1, 2, & 3

The most comprehensive texts available on the current practice of industrial hygiene. Dr. Perkins has done an excellent job of editing the text so that there is minimal or no duplication between the chapters by the various authors. The contributors and reviewers did a fantastic job of presenting the material in a clear and precise manner. The texts present technical information important to the practicing industrial hygienist in a straightforward manner.  

Occupational Safety and Health Guidance Manual for Hazardous Waste Site Activities

This text is available for free at the link below. It provides great information on working at hazardous waste sites and emergency response with hazardous materials.