TLVs and BEIs: Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents and Biological Exposure Indices

A must have. Excellent source of information regarding the CIH exam. Recommend reading it cover to cover. Don't try to memorize TLVs, but you should understand the basis for TLVs. It also provides information on many IH subjects.

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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 straight forward manner.  

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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.

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The Dose Makes the Poison

A new favorite toxicology text. Written in a clear and understandable style with the general public in mind, this book is an excellent introductory guide to the history, concepts, and practice of toxicology.

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The Industrial Environment - Its Evaluation and Control

This is considered to be the original "White Book." It was originally published by NIOSH and has been updated twice by the AIHA.

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Industrial Hygiene Reference & Study Guide

I 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

The basic reference for ventilation. 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.

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The Noise Manual

The basic text for noise and hearing protection. A good investment for your IH library, but not absolutely necessary for the exam.

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.

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The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

A great guide for statistics. Well written and easy to read. Very helpful for people with difficulty understanding statistical concepts.

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