Go Back to School with Confidence: GBAC Certification

As schools prepare for the return of students this fall, facility officials are figuring out how to reopen safely and prevent infection. While elimination of all risk isn't possible, school staff need training on all the spaces that virus can spread, from classrooms to bathrooms to labs. Not only is there a need for upgrade jan/san protocols, but it's communicating assurance that buildings are a safe place for students, teachers, and staff.

EDmarket has partnered with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, to bring two needed programs to pre-K-higher ed for facility preparedness (GBAC STAR™) and to provide your staff with education, and training for biorisk prevention and containment (GBAC Fundamentals Online Course: Cleaning & Disinfection Principles).

Watch this webinar to learn how businesses from airlines to convention centers to college campuses are taking part in the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program to help their facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building. The program relies on GBAC's comprehensive training, which teaches the proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how the GBAC programs can help to mitigate risks for the spread of germs.
  2. Discover why it is important that educational facilities do everything they can to inspire confidence in re-opening schools.
  3. Find out how to communicate the benefits of the programs to parents, teachers and students.

Broadcast Date

July 15, 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)

Purchase Price

Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $25.00

Meet the Presenters


Brant Insero
Director of Education & Training

Brant is the Director of Education, Training, Certifications and Standards for ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. He has over 15 years of professional training on Jan/San, telecommunications, sales, leadership, management and business development. Brant manages the sales and development of education/certifications globally for ISSA.


Jim Welch
Elizabeth R Griffin Research Foundation
former Executive Director

Jim Welch retired in 2018 after serving 19 years as the executive director of the Elizabeth R Griffin Research Foundation, a US-based non-profit organization that works around the world on biosafety and biosecurity in fostering global health security. He is now an Affiliate with the Elizabeth R Griffin Program of the Center of Global Health Science and Security of Georgetown University and works independently as a consultant, speaker and instructor.