The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today introduced its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It is the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Accreditation criteria and facility applications are now available at www.gbac.org.
“GBAC STAR is the gold standard of safe facilities, providing third-party validation that ensures facilities implement strict protocols for biorisk situations,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “Accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers, and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to deliver clean and healthy environments that are safe for business.”
Ideal for facilities like offices, restaurants, hotels, airports, convention centers, stadiums, and other public venues of all sizes, the GBAC STAR program assesses a facility’s preparedness and provides staff with training for biorisk prevention and containment. The program also establishes a framework for communication and awareness best practices.
The performance-based GBAC STAR program enables facilities to create and maintain an effective cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program. To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, facilities must demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Facilities will apply online and provide all documentation and supporting evidence with their application. The GBAC STAR Accreditation Council determines the status of all GBAC STAR facilities.
“In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the GBAC STAR accreditation program is exactly what facilities need to confidently reopen and keep staff, customers, and communities safe,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “The way the world views cleaning has changed overnight. To effectively recover from this crisis and prepare for the next, it’s essential that businesses take these necessary steps—and we’re thrilled to have a stable of top organizations that have already committed to the program.”
Several leading organizations have already committed to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation in their facilities. This first wave of leaders planning to pursue facility accreditation includes:
Additionally, these prominent industry organizations are among the first to commit their support for GBAC STAR with their thousands of constituents:
This Agreement made this ____ day of ________ 2020 (“Effective Date”) is made by and between the International Sanitary Supply Association, an Illinois non-profit corporation with its principal place of business at 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 (hereinafter “ISSA”), and COMPANY, DESCRIPTION, STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE (hereinafter “Company”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties” and each individually as a “Party”).
WHEREAS, ISSA is a non-profit trade association that represents the global commercial cleaning industry, and operates a division known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (“GBAC”) that provides education, training, certification and consulting services in the field of biorisk assessment, management, clean up and disposal (the “Services”);
WHEREAS, Company is a distributor of commercial cleaning products and supplies that desires to make certain of the Services available to its customers and prospects; and
WHEREAS, ISSA is interested in expanding the sales of its Services by collaborating with Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements of the Parties herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as follows.
Company, at its expense, shall promote the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program (“Program”) to its Clients using commercially reasonable efforts. In exchange for such referrals, ISSA shall pay to Company a commission based on the registration fees ISSA receives from each Client registered in the Program. Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, sets forth the current Program registration fees, commissions, and other terms and conditions that govern the promotion of the Program by Company.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.
By ISSA :
By Company :
|ISSA Course Prices|
|ISSA Member price||$150.00/course|
|ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing|
|250 + Courses||Custom Pricing|
|ISSA Non-Member price||$300.00/course|
|Restaurants||US$5 per occupancy/seat||$500||-|
|Hotels||$3 per room||$500||$15,000|
|Arenas/Stadiums||$0.30 per occupancy/seat||$500||$15,000|
|All Other Facilities|
|Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm)||$500|
|25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm)||$1,000|
|200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm)||$2,500|
|500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm)||$4,000|
|800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm)||$6,000|
|1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm)||$10,000|
|2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm)||$15,000|
*Multi-site portfolios will be priced individually. Please inquire.
**An enterprise fee will apply to multi-site portfolios with 20 or more facilities. Please inquire for details.
***Each GBAC STAR facility accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual online certifications in the quoted price
****Additional online GBAC Fundamentals certificates above allowance at $150 each
|Restaurants||1 per 100 seats|
|Hotels||1 per 100 rooms|
|Arenas||1 per $1000 of fee|
|All Other||1 per $1000 of fee|