Tampa Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. This status ensures that Tampa Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention in its facility under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training, and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Tampa Convention Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Senior Director Gavin Macgregor - Skinner. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Tampa Convention Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Tampa Convention Center was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment, emergency preparedness, and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
About Tampa Convention Center
Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views of the Garrison Channel which connects to the Hillsborough River, 600,000 square feet of transformable event spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities. The Tampa Convention Center provides premier venue rental services for event and meeting planners. The center completed its largest renovation project in history in 2023, an approximately $44.5 million Capital Improvement Plan, including an expansion containing 18 new waterfront meeting rooms. The Tampa Convention Center partners with several companies to provide high-quality services, including the cleaning company General Facility Care, which manages janitorial services. To learn more about the Tampa Convention Center, go to thetampacc.com.
About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, helps organizations demonstrate their commitment to protecting the health and well-being of their customers and employees in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. GBAC provides the training, education, consulting, accreditation, and certification services needed to help shape a healthier and safer world for everyone, everywhere. GBAC STAR™ facilities and organizations use their accreditation to support and show their commitment to health and wellness, and a more sustainable, resilient world. In addition, GBAC STAR Accreditation can support an organization’s commitment to the Sustainability Goals by assisting in achieving their environmental, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) objectives related to their infection prevention program. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.
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, Il., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.