Last week, Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport announced it has achieved GBAC STAR facility accreditation, ensuring proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices are in place to combat biohazards and infectious diseases.
PBI is the second airport in the United States and the first airport in Florida to receive the GBAC STAR facility accreditation.
This facility accreditation, which is administered by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, properly equips PBI for effectively combating reoccurring biohazards or infectious disease risks.
“We are extremely pleased that PBI is the first airport in Florida and second in the United States to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation,” said Laura Beebe, the director of airports for Palm Beach County. “Ensuring the health and safety of our customers, partners, and employees is our number one priority as an airport. The accreditation demonstrates PBI’s continued commitment to achieving the highest standards of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.”
“As one of the first airports worldwide to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, Palm Beach International Airport has illustrated its commitment to maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment for travelers and staff,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We commend PBI for its leadership in upholding high standards of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.”