OPCC GBAC STAR FACILITY ACCREDITED

GBAC STAR FACILITY ACCREDITED

GBAC Star Facility | Overland Park Convention Center

COMMITMENT TO CLEAN.

The Overland Park Convention Center achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STARFacility accreditation, the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Under the guidance of GBAC’s scientific advisory board, the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention are implemented within the facility. Following a risk assessment, the program establishes mitigation strategies through the use of scientifically approved protocols, equipment, chemicals and training, which are continually measured, audited and improved, to ensure a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program verifies that Overland Park Convention Center implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

Press Release

 

GBAC STAR CHECKLIST

How does a venue receive GBAC STAR Facility accreditation? By reviewing the following areas, facility staff are trained to implement the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus.

OUR PLAN

HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOL

The Overland Park Convention Center is committed to GBAC STAR Facility accreditation program implementation and maintenance. 

All levels of management shall demonstrate its commitment by ensuring availability of resources to establish, implement, maintain, and improve the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation program requirements associated with cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Enhanced Cleaning/Sanitation at the Overland Park Convention Center

GBAC ACCREDITED CLEANING/ SANITATION & TRAINING

GBAC accredited cleaning protocols require the highest standards of disinfecting common touchpoints and sanitizing restrooms after high-guest use, with focus on using scientifically approved chemicals and procedures to kill COVID-19

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Physical Distancing at the Overland Park Convention Center

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Reduction in venue capacity enables appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet and appropriate signage of physical distancing 

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Enhanced Protective Measures at the Overland Park Convention Center

ENHANCED PROTECTIVE MEASURES

A layered approach of protocols including face coverings, handwashing and sanitizing stations and physical barriers where appropriate

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Temperature/Health Screening at the Overland Park Convention Center

TEMPERATURE HEALTH/SCREENING

Conduct venue staff temperature checks daily

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Limited Contact Enhancements at the Overland Park Convention Center

LIMITED CONTACT ENHANCEMENTS

Reduction of guest and staff  member contact points, including virtual and hybrid events

Plan a Virtual Event

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Eliminate Shared Use Food & Beverage Items at the Overland Park Convention Center

ELIMINATE SHARED USE FOOD & BEVERAGE ITEMS

Traditional catering may be modified to pick-up / grab-and-go. All packaging and products should be single-use and disposable

GBAC Star Accredited Facility | Communicating Safety Protocols at the Overland Park Convention Center

EDUCATION
COMMUNICATION
ENGAGEMENT

Communication of new health and safety protocols to guests and staff at appropriate touchpoints, both pre-arrival and on-site.

Reinforcement of health and safety guidelines & protocols. Communication explaining that we all need to do our part.

By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Overland Park Convention Center has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.

GBAC Executive Director, Patricia Olinger

 

 

The Overland Park Convention Center is excited to host your next event.

Do you have questions about GBAC STAR Facility accreditation or other safety protocols? Contact our team today to learn more.