Las Vegas Convention Center Pursuing GBAC STAR Accreditation

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is pursuing a new facility accreditation focused on cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19.

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) in May introduced its GBAC STAR facility accreditation program as “the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation.” The LVCC will be one of the first convention centers in the nation to participate in the program, which will train employees with best work practices, protocols, procedures and systems for biorisk prevention and containment.

“Demonstrating compliance will be an important step toward showing the world that Vegas means business, and when the time is right, the Las Vegas Convention Center stands ready to welcome our business travelers back,” said Brian Yost, COO for the LVCVA, in a press release.

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. GBAC STAR provides third-party validation that ensures facilities implement strict protocols for biorisk situations.

The GBAC STAR accreditation is also available for such facilities as offices, restaurants, hotels, airports, stadiums and other public venues of all sizes.


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