CINCINNATI, OH – The 2020 Prime Site Award-winning Duke Energy Convention Center has announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Duke Energy Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.
To achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, Duke Energy Convention Center was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
“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 Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Duke Energy Convention Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
“I continue to be proud of our team for their ability to position us as a leader in the industry,” says Spectra’s Ric Booth, General Manager of the Duke Energy Convention Center. “Achieving the GBAC STAR accreditation proves our commitment to the safety and well-being of our employees, partners and guests, and our readiness to host events at the Center.”