CHMM Reference Materials

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.

Air Quality

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

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.


An essential set of questions for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam.

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 desk reference is billed as a "one-stop science, regulatory, and management technical reference text."  It is a comprehensive collection of up-to-date EH&S regulations and guidance to help you understand and apply this information. Published by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP). 

Hazardous Materials: Managing The Incident (Fifth Edition)

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

Managing Hazardous Materials: A Definitive Text

Whether you are studying for an IHMM certification exam or looking for the industry's premier professional reference, Managing Hazardous Materials is a comprehensive text covering the entire breadth and depth of the hazardous materials industry. Combine this with your practical experience, and you'll have a handle on practically everything you need to know. 

Professional Organizations - CHMM

Name Description
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management The IHMM, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984, has been protecting the environment and the public's health, safety, and security through the administration of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials.
The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™  The AHMP, formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. (ACHMM) is a professional association with a membership of more than 3,000 of the nation's leading experts in environmental, health, safety and security management. AHMP is the only national organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field.