ASP-CSP 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.

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.

Basic Guide to System Safety

This book provides guidance on including prevention through design concepts within an occupational safety and health management system; through the application of these concepts, decisions pertaining to occupational hazards and risks can be incorporated into the process of design and redesign of work premises, tools, equipment, machinery, substances, and work processes, including their construction, manufacture, use, maintenance, and ultimate disposal or reuse.


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. 

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.

Professional Organizations - ASP-CSP

Name Description
American Society of Safety Professionals ASSP represents more than 37,000 safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals who work across all industries around the world protecting people, improving business and safeguarding the environment. Through their efforts, ASSP members help employees stay safe, healthy and productive, which delivers positive bottom-line results to employers and helps enhance corporate image.
Board of Certified Safety Professionals BCSP® is the premier certification body providing domestic and international credentialing services to practitioners, technologists, technicians, supervisors, and workers through its recognized excellence, financial strength, continuous improvement, and accredited products and services by offering career advancement paths to those persons in safety, health, and environmental practitioners.

Safety and Health for Engineers

This great basic text addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, and techniques for managing safety decisions.


Safety Management: A Human Approach

This is the first real safety management book that I've read. It is well written, and it is definitely worth reading if you are a safety professional or industrial hygienist. Many of the management theories are discussed in the text. This is an excellent book.