GBAC STARTM is a performance-based accreditation program that helps facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures, and protocols to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

The program was developed by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC)), a division of ISSA. GBAC STAR accreditation will help you instill confidence in your customers, sta, and key stakeholders that your facility has the proper cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention systems in place.



GBAC STAR is an annual accreditation designed for any size facility, including:

•Stadiums and Arenas
• Convention Centers
• Retail Spaces
• Commercial Oces
• Daycares
• Schools
• Assisted Care Facilities
• Hotels

• Veterinary Clinics
• Restaurants
• Spas
• Athletic and Fitness Clubs
• Transportation Hubs
• Churches and Religious Buildings
• Grocery Stores
• Doctors’ Oces

Accredited facilities will comply with the program’s 20 elements:

1.Organizational Roles, Responsibilities and Authorities
2.Facility Commitment Statement
3.Sustainability and ContinuousImprovement
4.Conformity and Compliance
5.Goals, Objectives and Targets
6.Program Controls and Monitoring
7.Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies
8.Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
9.Tools and Equipment
10.Cleaning and Disinfection Chemicals
11.Inventory Control and Management.
12.Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Waste Management
13.Personnel Training and Competency
14.Emergency Preparedness and Response
15.Facility Infectious Disease
16.Prevention Practices
17.Worker Health Program
18.Audits and Inspections
19.Control of Suppliers
20.Documentation Management

GBAC STAR accreditation means that a facility has…

1.Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease pre-vention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
2.The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
3.Highly skilled cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

With GBAC STAR your facility is…

1.Maintaining strict cleaning protocols for infectious disease.
2.Using best practices to limit the impact of future outbreaks.
3.Protecting building occupants now and in the future.
4.Prepared for any recurring challenges in your workplace or facility.

5.Highly informed for infectious disease response.
6.Empowered to do their jobs safely and eectively.
7.Trained to follow the right practices to keep themselves safe from disease.
8.Bringing value to their communities and contributing to public health in your workplace or facility.

With GBAC STAR your customers have…

1.The assurance that the facility has been disinfected to the highest standards.
2.Renewed trust in building cleanliness and safety.
3.Increased confidence to enter and feel comfortable inside the building.
4.Peace of mind that proper cleaning and health protection is an ongoing facility priority.

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