Honda Center Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation
ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 11, 2020) ― The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, has awarded Honda Center the gold standard for prepared facilities, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation. Home to the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks®, the Orange County arena becomes the first NHL-specific venue to receive the industry’s highest-level outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, Honda Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention at its facility.
“The GBAC STAR accreditation is a significant recognition of our commitment to our community, and supports our top priority, which has always been the safety of our guests, performers, athletes, and team members,” said Tim Ryan, Honda Center and ocV!BE Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to the day when we are permitted to welcome back guests to Honda Center, where they can enjoy the best in live entertainment and sports, while feeling confident in the policies and procedures our team has put in place.”
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Honda 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. Learn more about GBAC STAR™ accreditation at www.gbac.org.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Honda Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“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, Honda Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
About Honda Center
Nestled in the heart of Orange County, Honda Center stands as one of the premier entertainment and sports venues in the country. Owned by the City of Anaheim and managed by Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the arena is home to the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks®, and annually hosts top-name concerts such as The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, and the Foo Fighters. Since 2005, Anaheim Arena Management/Anaheim Ducks® owners, Henry and Susan Samueli, have invested millions of dollars into facility upgrades continuously improving the guest experience at Honda Center. For more information, visit www.hondacenter.com.
About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.