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GBAC STAR for New York’s MTA

A new map for cleanliness and infection prevention for New York’s MTA

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has achieved GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.

The MTA comprises the USA’s largest bus fleet, and more subway and commuter rail cars than all other US transit systems combined.

More than 50 additional facilities, including airports, convention centres, and hotels have also earned the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Patricia Olinger, GBAC Executive Director, said: “Facilities like airports, convention centres, hotels, schools, and others need to understand the fundamentals behind cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. GBAC STAR accreditation is an incredible tool for not only educating cleaning professionals, but for giving building visitors greater peace of mind about their health and safety.”

Alongside the MTA, some of the other facilities to achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation include: Albuquerque International Sunport in Albuquerque, NM; Memphis International Airport in Memphis, TN; Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City; Casadelmar Hotel in Porto-Vecchio, France; Seven Luck Casino, Gangnam COEX in Seoul, South Korea; Simmons Bank Arena in Little Rock, AR; Sapporo Convention Center in Hokkaido, Japan; Fujiya Hotel in Kanagawa, Japan; multiple Hyatt Regency properties worldwide; and many more.

The performance-based GBAC STAR program requires facilities to meet specific requirements in order to earn accreditation and display the seal that promotes their commitment to public health and safety. Thousands of facilities have either achieved or are currently working towards accreditation so that their teams understand how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisks.

Outsourced commercial cleaning providers, destinations, and events can also achieve accreditation through the GBAC STAR Service, GBAC STAR Destination, and GBAC STAR Event accreditation programs respectively.

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