OPCC GBAC STAR FACILITY ACCREDITED
GBAC STAR FACILITY ACCREDITED
COMMITMENT TO CLEAN.
The Overland Park Convention Center achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility 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.
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 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
Reduction in venue capacity enables appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet and appropriate signage of physical distancing
ENHANCED PROTECTIVE MEASURES
A layered approach of protocols including face coverings, handwashing and sanitizing stations and physical barriers where appropriate
Conduct venue staff temperature checks daily
LIMITED CONTACT ENHANCEMENTS
Reduction of guest and staff member contact points, including virtual and hybrid events
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
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.