Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control

A pretty decent text covering IH issues for bacteria, viruses and fungal species. Many IHs find themselves working with mold related issues. Another good reference source.

Radiation Protection: A Guide for Scientists and Physicians

A great text on radiation. Good reference book for your library, but probably not the best investment in studying for the exam.

Air Sampling Instruments for Evaluation of Atmospheric Contaminants

Describes the operation of most air sampling instruments. A good reference book for your library. A little pricey if you are only using it to study for the exam. 

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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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.


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. Haz-Map links jobs and hazardous tasks with occupational diseases and their symptoms. It is one of the products and services made available by the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program.

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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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Professional Organizations

Name Description
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health.
 American Industrial Hygiene Association
 American Board of Industrial Hygiene