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Special Training, Webinar of Biohazard Best Practices for the Wuhan Coronavirus

GBAC conducting specialized training and webinar next week

January 31, 2020

Breaking news about the coronavirus is changing by the minute, and cleaning professionals need assistance with how to handle what is now a global health emergency.

A special Media Alert was released to the global cleaning industry Thursday, January 30, by the Global BioRisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. In addition, ISSA and GBAC have created a Tips Sheet on best practices for using personal protective equipment during a crisis. There is now an ISSA resource page for the coronavirus that will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

GBAC  is conducting specialized biohazard training for the Wuhan coronavirus (2019nCoV) during the GBAC-ISSA Bio-Remediation & Response Fundamentals Workshop, which will be held February 4 and 5 in Cedar Hill, Texas. 

In addition, as ISSA and GBAC continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation, a special webinar on Wednesday, February 5, at 10 a.m. EST is now scheduled. The “Prepare, Respond, Recover: A Special Webinar on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” will feature a Q&A session with GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger and other members of the GBAC team, as they discuss prevention and contamination control measures for the current situation, and other biohazards.

Use this link to register for the webinar.

Even if you can’t attend the live event, register today and you will be sent a link to the recording.

Hands-on training available

The Bio-Remediation & Response Fundamentals Workshop is a new program that includes information and training on how to prepare, respond, and recover from a biohazard situation in the workplace. Special content has been added to the workshop to address the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Attendees will also learn prevention and contamination control measures for a variety of other biohazards.

 “The content of this hands-on training session is timely for companies and organizations because this has been a particularly busy season for influenza A and influenza B strains. Now with the arrival of the new Wuhan coronavirus, many cleaning professionals and facility managers are wondering how they can do more to keep their customers and employees safe from illnesses,” says GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger.

“ISSA and GBAC will prepare cleaning professionals to become ‘microbial warriors’ for public health preparedness,” said GBAC Director of Forensic Operations Jeff Jones. “Together, we will drive awareness, educate, and accelerate adoption of best practices, proper protocols, and procedures in preparation, response, and recovery to biological incidents.”

Learn more about coronavirus, declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, through ISSA’s informational page.

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