GBAC STAR Facility

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GBAC STAR is the gold standard for facilities that have built a high-level and sustainable Infectious Disease Management Plan (IDMP) that outlines the procedures and protocols for managing and mitigating infectious disease outbreaks. This IDMP is built on continuous improvement through a cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing, and improving an organization's processes and actions to meet its communicable Disease plans, biosafety, and biosecurity goals.

At the height of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, AAAE partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to encourage members to achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation. That partnership continues today. Not only are GBAC STAR-accredited facilities equipped and ready for what’s next, they’re also able to adapt quickly and withstand challenges.

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Once your GBAC STAR application has been submitted, you will receive the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Handbook and the following reference documents:

  • Accreditation Handbook
  • Workbook
  • Risk Assessment Tip Sheet and Template
  • SOP Template
  • GBAC Sustainable Practices
  • GBAC STAR Cleaning, Disinfection, and Infection Prevention Guidelines Specific to Airpotrs
  • Recommendations for PPE
  • Validation and Auditing Resource Guide and Directory
  • GBAC STAR Applicant PR Kit

Accreditation Process

GBAC STAR is a performance-based program. There are 20 GBAC STAR Program Elements, each with specific performance and guidance criteria. GBAC offers tools and documentation to assist facilities in developing the competencies, procedures, and protocols that meet accreditation requirements as needed. The application completion process will depend on the size and complexity of your organization.

Review the Readiness Assessment Checklist and Recommendations for a Successful Accreditation before you start the application process.

GBAC STAR Accreditation Process

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Does your cleaning and disinfection program control for infectious disease risks? Take this readiness assessment to see if your facility's work practices and protocols match up with the high standards of the GBAC STAR program.

For more information, contact Jill Chase, GBAC Sales Manager, at 800.225.4772 or