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GBAC STAR facility accreditation celebrates first anniversary

Published 9th June, 2021 by Neil Nixon

GBAC STAR facility accreditation celebrates first anniversary

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, launched its GBAC STAR facility accreditation to assist facilities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from infectious disease risks. One year later, over 1900 facilities in more than 80 countries across six continents have earned accreditation, and more than 3000 facilities are in the process of pursuing accreditation.

“Over the course of the last year, we have helped many organisations better understand the complexities of cleaning effectively for infectious diseases like the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,” said GBAC executive director, Patricia Olinger. “This has been especially crucial as guidance from public health agencies has changed throughout the pandemic. We are beyond excited to see the benefits that participating facilities have realised and look forward to making even more progress in changing the way the world views cleaning.”

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