Calling all Scientific, Industry, Biosafety, Infection Control, IAQ & ESG Experts: Apply to Become a GBAC Champion Today

ROSEMONT, Ill.April 14, 2022—The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, is soliciting applications for volunteers to serve as a GBAC Champion within our 2022 nine topical GBAC Working Groups. Industry leaders, advocates, subject matter experts, and other volunteers in the fields of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, biohazard mitigation, and innovation design are invited to apply to become a GBAC Champion.

“GBAC was founded to help organizations and businesses prepare for, respond to, recover from biohazard situations and real-time crises, and to develop resilience” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We want to bring together more leaders in this space to share ideas and spur innovation that will generate practical solutions for today’s biological challenges.”

The GBAC Working Groups will focus on the following topics: devices; indoor air considerations; equipment, tools, and delivery systems; defining clean; infection prevention strategies; AI and data analytics; hand hygiene; GBAC-Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); and GBAC Academy. Members of the GBAC Working Groups serve one-year terms as non-compensated volunteers.

“GBAC is bringing together the world’s leading minds to turn ideas into actionable solutions to address pathogenic threats,” said GBAC Senior Director and The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Co-Founder Michael Diamond. “These working groups will further our mission to drive scientific and technological innovations that will solve real problems.”

Apply to serve on a GBAC Working Group at

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




For more information about ISSA and GBAC, contact ISSA Associate Director of Communications and Digital Content Graeme Golucki at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800.