Safety Certified

“GBAC STAR is the gold standard of safe facilities, providing third-party validation that ensures facilities implement strict protocols for biorisk situations.”

- Patricia Olinger, Executive Director, Global Biorisk Advisory Council

We’re excited to announce that the Statehouse Convention Center is Arkansas’s first facility to be awarded Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation. This means that we’ve implemented the most stringent protocols possible for cleanliness, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention in the Statehouse Convention Center.

Statehouse Convention Center

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit