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More facilities become GBAC STARs

More new facilities earn GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has announced that 26 new facilities have successfully completed accreditation through the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program.

The latest round includes Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas; Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina; Oracle Park in California, home of the MLB’s San Francisco Giants; multiple Hyatt properties around the world; and more.

GBAC’s Executive Director, Patricia Olinger, said: “One of the main goals of cleaning and disinfecting is to remove potentially harmful pathogens, but many organizations still struggle with how to do so effectively and efficiently. Our team of experts offers insights gathered from our years of industry experience as we guide facilities through the GBAC STAR accreditation process.”

The GBAC STAR accreditation program takes a complete approach to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention to ensure there is commitment at all levels of the business. Facilities must adhere to 20 program elements, including sustainability and continuous improvement, standard operating procedures, cleaning and disinfection chemicals, worker health program, and audits and inspections.

Other venues to receive accreditation recently include: the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida; the Portland’5 Center for the Arts in Portland, Oregon; MESIL S.A DE C.V. in Victoria, Mexico; and Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida. Worldwide Hyatt locations include Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Park Hyatt Washington D.C., Grand Hyatts in Dubai (UAE), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and San Francisco (California), as well as Hyatt Regency hotels in Suzhou (China), Villahermosa (Mexico), Tamuning (Guam) and many more.

John Barrett, the ISSA’s Executive Director, commented: “The GBAC STAR program continues to gain momentum globally as more facilities seek reassurance that their approach to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention is sound. Accredited facilities can proudly display their seal of accreditation to guests to highlight that they’ve achieved third-party validation for cleaning.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Dallas Love Field Airport

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