Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 14:38:23 -0500
Reply-To: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
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From: Diane Amell <Diane.Amell**At_Symbol_Here**STATE.MN.US>
Subject: Re: FW: bird doo
Comments: To: bill.kupfer**At_Symbol_Here**
The NIOSH booklet Histoplasmosis: Protecting Workers at Risk
(Publication #2005-109) contains information on clean-up procedures and
respiratory protection. It can be found on the NIOSH web site at or by calling 1-800-35-NIOSH.

As far as how to get rid of the birds, I have heard all kinds of
methods, all of which seem to have limited effectiveness.

- Diane Amell, MNOSHA

>>> "Regina Frasca"  6/22/2005 1:29:08 PM >>>
Can anyone contribute any information for my associate.  Please answer
him directly.


From: Kupfer, Bill [mailto:bill.kupfer**At_Symbol_Here**]
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Subject: bird doo

We have nesting swifts and swallows nesting in eaves and under veranda
type roofs in our picturesque California Mission style buildings.
of us enjoy the birds and bird activities, however, they make bird
sometimes in substantial quantities.

Can anyone share information on:

1) Bird doo clean-up protocol for in-house staff

2) Control measures (humane, i.e. not fire hose removal) to prevent
nesting of swifts and swallows (mud nests built with bird spit
to wall surfaces in corners in eaves etc.).

I know about Histoplasmosis and Psittacosis - I don't need info on
doo diseases - I am looking for practical specific information on
control measures and clean up.



Bill Kupfer
Director, Environmental Health & Safety / Risk Management
California State University Channel Islands
(805) 437-8847
FAX (805) 437 8491

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