Thu, Feb 11

DPAC Has Achieved GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

DPAC 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, DPAC has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in our center. 


“I couldn’t be prouder of our staff and partners in the live entertainment industry for their collaborative efforts in helping DPAC achieve the GBAC STAR™ Accreditation,” said Stuart Klein, Business Manager at DPAC.  “The detailed document we created during the accreditation process provides a clear roadmap to protect our guests, staff, partners, and artists, as we strive to be on the forefront of venue safety and cleanliness.  Our strategic partnership with GBAC also gives us a live playbook that can be modified to help us to maintain the optimum level of cleanliness to ensure that DPAC is a safe venue from current and future biorisk crises.” 


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 accesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations.  The program verified that DPAC 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, guests 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™, DPAC has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”


To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, DPAC was required to demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements.  These elements range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness.  Learn more about GBAC STAR™ Accreditation at