Prepared to reopen: GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program launched

GBAC STAR seal

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, 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.

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Battery maintenance and idle times

Batteries in cleaning machines need attention during downtimes like during the current pandemic. These instructions are crucial to keeping batteries alive.

Listen to the “Straight Talk” video, with battery experts Mike Best, Andy Riddle, and Tom Coyne, “Batteries That Fail” on YouTube or below:

Battery maintenance in cleaning equipment, such as battery-powered floor cleaning and vacuuming machines, is essential, and they still require attention to keep them alive during downtime.

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Tip Sheet: Clean and Disinfect for Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Download the tip sheet, which provides recommendations for the cleaning and disinfecting commercial cleaning equipment used in the non-health care environment. These tips will help cleaning professionals prepare, respond and recover from the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease.

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