( GBAC launches a pair of new

Registered programs The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has launched GBAC STAR Registered Technology & Registered Programs, to help facilities around the world make it easier to vet the appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention essentials.

The offering allows manufacturers and other companies to have their cleaning, infectious disease prevention, or similar type technology or program designated as GBAC STAR Registered. This provides added assurance for facility managers and service providers who are dedicated to cleaning for health.

Patricia Olinger, GBAC Executive Director, said: “With so many options on the market today, it can be overwhelming for decision makers to select the best equipment, chemicals, or programs. With GBAC STAR Registered, it’s clear which solutions and programs have been vetted by experts and meet a higher level of cleanliness and safety. This allows managers to better equip and train professionals so they can more easily and effectively uphold public health.”

Equipment, products, or programs that become GBAC STAR Registered earn a stamp of approval that confirms

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safety and builds trust, similar to the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation seal seen throughout accredited facilities.

To be eligible, a GBAC STAR Registered application must include a list of claims and problem statement the offering is addressing, evidence that the offering will make an effective contribution in preventing the spread of COVID-19 or any other diseases, and demonstrate advantage over existing offerings in terms of efficacy, cost, health, and safety.

The annual cost for GBAC STAR registration is $5000 for non-members and $3500 for ISSA members. Additionally, ISSA members receive discounted rates for multiple technology or program registrations. Companies with registered technologies or programs can benefit from expanded marketing and brand reach, access to a referral program, use of materials in GBAC STAR Academy trainings, inclusion on the GBAC website, and more.

John Barrett, ISSA Executive Director, added: “GBAC STAR Registered participants not only benefit from GBAC’s stamp of approval, but they also provide a compliance path for their customers to become GBAC STAR accredited. Whether it’s a building service provider that uses a GBAC STAR Registered chemical or a facility that incorporates registered equipment, this enables them to be one step closer to GBAC STAR Service and Facility Accreditation.”

• Past President/International Director: Steve Lewis, Golden Star Inc.

• Treasurer: Brendan Cherry, Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

• Secretary: Mercer Stanfield, Brame Specialty Co. Inc.

• Latin America Council Chair: Mauricio Chico Cañedo, Distribuidora Lava Tap A. de C.V.

• Europe Council Chair: Michel de Bruin, Greenspeed International

The ISSA has announced the individuals who have been elected to serve on the 2022 ISSA Board of Directors, which will be led by the new, incoming ISSA President, Harry Dochelli of Essendant.

• Vice President/President Elect: Matt Vonachen, Vonachen Group

• Executive Officer: Scott Stevenson, KleenMark

• Manufacturer Director: Leonard Shutzberg, Americo Manufacturing Co. Inc,

• Distributor Director: Michael Chiappe, California Janitorial Supply Co.

• Manufacturer Representatives’ Director: Jay Shearer, J.J. Shearer Co.

The elections for open positions on the 2022 ISSA Board of Directors closed on 29 July 2021. In addition to Dochelli, returning from the 2021 board to service in the following positions on the 2022 board are: • Canada Director: Amir Karim, Polykar

• Distributor Directors: Andrew Abel, Mailender Inc.; Ailene Grego, SouthEast LINK

• Manufacturer Directors: Matthew Urmanski, Essity Professional Hygiene North America LLC; Christine Vickers Tucker, The Clorox Co.

• BSC Director: Valerie Burd, ABM

The following individuals complete their service on the board in 2021: John Beers (Wind Associates); Ken Bodie (Kelsan Inc); Roman Chmiel (Scrub Inc); Andy Clement (Kimberly-Clark Professional); and Nick Morris (Western Paper Distributors Inc).

The ISSA is inviting all members to greet the new board members when they officially take office at the ISSA General Business Meeting on 18 November, which will be hosted at ISSA Show North America 2021 in Las Vegas.


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