ISSA’s GBAC Star Accreditation: New Organization Commitments

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today 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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ISSA Online Course: Helping Cleaners Combat Coronavirus

In response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) international pandemic, ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has launched the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course. This virtual seminar from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, is designed to empower cleaning professionals to become Microbial Warriors™. The course will train attendees to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards in the workplace. Participants will learn infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC.

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ISSA Update on COVID-19

The ISSA released the following letter from Executive Director John Barrett:

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic together as an industry, it is my duty to keep you informed about how your association, ISSA, is working to serve you and leveraging our
collective voice for the cleaning industry in these challenging times.

Yesterday, I had the distinct honor to represent ISSA on a White House Communications Call with President Donald Trump, who called upon executives from industrial supply retailers and wholesalers regarding the national response to COVID-19. The President thanked us for providing the goods Americans rely on every day and expressed his gratitude to the incredible employees who are working tirelessly to that end.

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ISSA Diamond Award for Milwaukee Dustless Brush

Milwaukee Dustless Brush/Gordon Brush received ISSA’s Diamond Anniversary Award at the 2019 ISSA Convention held at the Las Vegas, Nevada convention center on November 19-21, 2019. The award was presented to Ken Rakusin, President and CEO of Gordon Brush by John Garfinkel, former Executive Director of ISSA. “Ken, on behalf the entire ISSA Association, we would like to thank you for your continuous support for the past sixty years,” said John Garfinkel.

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ISSA North America: 2020 Speaker Proposals

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association, and its ISSA Show North America event partner Informa Markets today launched the speaker proposal submission process for the ISSA Show North America 2020 trade show, which takes place October 26-29, 2020, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Professionals who serve and represent the professional cleaning and facility maintenance industries may submit proposals via the ISSA Show website for the industry-leading education program at ISSA Show North America 2020.

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