Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 09:42:32 -0400
Reply-To: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
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From: Ralph Stuart <rstuart**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: CHO exam preparation

I received the following replies to my inquiry about texts useful for  
preparing for the CHO certification exam. Thanks to everyone who  

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH
Environmental Safety Manager
University of Vermont
Environmental Safety Facility
667 Spear St. Burlington, VT  05405

fax: (802)656-5407

I found reading the OSHA standards to be particularly helpful.


Take the ACS CHO course that is offered on the Saturday before the  
exam and you should have no problem receiving your CHO  
certification.  You might want to read OSHA's Haz Chemicals in Labs  
Standard in the Federal Register 29 CFR 1910.1450 before taking the  
course. Good Luck!


I don't know about now, but when I took the exam simply reading the  
OSHA Lab Standard and your common sense knowledge of chemistry and  
H&S was quite sufficient to pass the exam.


As you know, the Division produces a prep course for the exam, which
is offered at all ACS national and many other national & regional
meetings.  While I would recommend the course as very useful, I'm
sure you know the OSHA standard was prepared largely on
recommendations from Prudent Practices for the Handling & Disposal of
Chemicals in Laboratories , published by the National Academies of
Science/National Research Council.  That would be ideal reading for
anyone studying for the exam.

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