A man listening in on an online course

The GBAC Online Fundamentals Course 2.0 is now available via GBAC Academy, an online learning portal for cleaning professionals from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. Those who complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC and be able to use the title GBAC-Trained Technician to promote their expertise.

“With more than a year of learning and cleaning and disinfecting against SARS-CoV-2 under our instructors’ belts, we are excited to share best practices that will help participants effectively manage infectious disease risks,” said GBAC Academy Education Manager Melissa Wernersbach. “GBAC-Trained Technicians are essential during an outbreak or pandemic and can differentiate themselves through completion of this essential course.”

The course includes three new learning objectives: understanding how to clean and disinfect for infectious diseases in the workplace, identifying tools and processes for successful cleaning and disinfection, and applying the proper procedures. New modules include COVID-19 Updates, Risk Assessment Basics, Cleaning, Disinfecting, and New Tools and Equipment. 

“This course gives attendees the necessary knowledge and tools help facilities adequately prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “With more GBAC-Trained Technicians supporting organizations around the world, we can better handle today’s and tomorrow’s contamination threats and uphold public health and safety.”