Aug. 24, 2021

Just as the health and safety of all 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) exhibitors and attendees is the association’s top priority at its events, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has the same high standards, accredited as leaders in safety and sanitization programming by the world’s foremost trade association for the cleaning industry.

The prestigious recognition – known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association – is considered the gold standard for safe facilities. The GBAC program was designed to control the risks associated with infectious agents, including the virus responsible for COVID-19. Applicants must demonstrate compliance with 20 programmatic requirements addressing all points in strategic planning for safety and sanitization.

The LVCC was the first facility in Nevada to receive the accreditation. NBAA-BACE will take place in the LVCC’s brand new, state-of-the-art West Hall, which features bright and open exhibit areas and meeting rooms, in addition to the highest level of sanitation and safety standards.

“This accreditation is more than just a badge – it’s a demonstration that a comprehensive program is in place for ensuring that health and safety protocols, as well as industry best practices, are well-established for this year’s convention,” said NBAA Senior Vice President, Events Chris Strong.

The program relies on GBAC training, which teaches the correct disinfection techniques for mitigating biohazard situations; with its accreditation, the LVCC successfully demonstrates those procedures, certified staff and systems are in place, to protect convention center staff, exhibitors and attendees alike.

Steps to ensure safety required to obtain the accreditation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The facility has an established cleaning, sanitation and disinfection program to directly minimize risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices are in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
  • Highly informed cleaning professionals, trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response, are part of the program.

Read more about the LVCC’s GBAC STAR rating. (PDF)

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