By ISSA and R.V. Baugus
This week, 126 additional facilities have achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, demonstrating their commitment to cleanliness, health, and safety. As is the norm, IAVM member venues stand front and center in earning the highly sought designation.
“GBAC STAR accredited facilities make proper cleaning and disinfection an ongoing priority,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We are excited to witness the work that organizations are putting into protecting their employees and the public, now and in the future.”
The GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program is designed to guide facilities on cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention, and instill confidence in those who work and visit these places. Facilities of all types and sizes are eligible to pursue GBAC STAR accreditation and must fulfill 20 program elements to display the GBAC STAR seal.
The following facilities have achieved GBAC STAR accreditation this week:
Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., home to the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning
American Airlines Arena in Miami, home to the NBA’s Miami Heat
Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., home to the NBA’s Orlando Magic
Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif., home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings
Dr. Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas, home to the MiLB’s Frisco RoughRiders
Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena in Irvine, Calif., the practice facility for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks
Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, home to the MiLB’s Salt Lake Bees
The Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City
Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore.
TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, Calif.
Theatres/Performing Arts Centers
SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center in Sacramento, Calif.
The VETS in Providence, R.I.
“A good cleaning and disinfection program must include consistent training and preparation,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “GBAC STAR accredited facilities commit to educating their cleaning personnel so that the organization can prepare for, respond to, and recover from outbreaks.”
For more information about GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation, visit gbac.org/star.