The headquarters of Sunshine Cleaning Systems in the City of Oakland Park, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has received the GBAC STAR™ accreditation, the newest designation for facilities that meet strict cleaning and disinfection procedures for handling infectious disease outbreaks, including coronavirus strains such as COVID-19. According to the worldwide cleaning industry association (ISSA)’s Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), which offers the program, Sunshine is one of the first janitorial firms in the United States to receive the designation.
Widely accepted by industry leaders as the seal of approval for facilities following strict cleaning and disinfection procedures for handling infectious disease outbreaks, the STAR™ accreditation establishes specific guidelines to assist facilities in their cleaning, disinfecting and infectious disease prevention protocols.
The 20-part program includes a facility commitment statement, emergency preparedness and response, facility infection disease prevention practices, a worker health program, and audits and inspections. To date, more than 3,000 facilities around the world have earned this certification. Members of the Sunshine team also have individually completed the GBAC fundamentals course.