The Pueblo Convention Center is excited to announce that it has received the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. GBAC’s STAR™ Facility Program, created by the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), has specific criteria that consider cleaning, disinfecting, and infectious disease prevention plans when approving accreditations. The program requires that the Pueblo Convention Center implement a plan to control risks associated with infectious agents such as COVID-19, Influenza, MRSA, and TB.
“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,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger.
The GBAC STAR™ program is performance-based, and Pueblo Convention Center personnel are therefore responsible for demonstrating that appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention procedures are established and implemented. Once achieved, the accreditation verifies that the Pueblo Convention Center is implementing the best methods to mitigate the risk and recover from outbreaks of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
The Pueblo Convention Center went through the program’s 20 elements to achieve the accreditation. The program’s elements include plans and guidelines for personal protective equipment requirements, cleaning procedures, and emergency preparedness. Find more information about GBAC at www.gbac.org.