Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Leads the Way in Passenger Health and Safety with GBAC STAR

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ROSEMONT, Ill.--()--The five airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)—John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, New York Stewart International Airport, and Teterboro Airport—along with their terminals and fixed-base operators, have completed the annual reaccreditation process for GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA. The reaccreditation demonstrates the airport system’s continued commitment to passenger health and safety.

“Despite the challenges we face from the pandemic, the Port Authority continues to deliver the highest levels of safety for employees and our customers,” said Port Authority Chief Operating Officer Huntley A. Lawrence. “The renewal of the GBAC STAR accreditation is a testament to our commitment to continuous improvement and world-class operations. This accreditation from a trusted source is key to welcoming customers back to our airports.”

GBAC STAR accreditation ensures that facilities meet strict protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention to protect public health. Over the past 12 months, PANYNJ has implemented a continuous improvement program to confirm that its cleaning professionals carry out protocols consistently. The airport system identifies and mitigates public health risks with a system of hygiene dashboards, cleaning and health committees, and evaluation. Additionally, the airports give frequent safety standard announcements throughout all terminals to keep employees and passengers informed.

“Transportation hubs are critical areas for preventing the spread of infectious diseases,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “PANYNJ sets the standard for airport health and safety with rigorous cleaning protocols, risk assessment and mitigation, and continuous improvement. Creating a safe passenger journey along with a safe and healthy environment for their employees”

PANYNJ accredited facilities include:

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) General Aviation Building in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Sheltair Aviation Services in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 1 in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 2 in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 4 in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 5 in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 7 in New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal 8 in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) Sheltair Aviation Services in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal A in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal B in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal C in New York
  • LaGuardia Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal D in New York
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (PANYNJ) in Newark, N.J.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (PANYNJ) Signature Aviation in Newark, N.J.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal A in Elizabeth, N.J.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal B in Newark, N.J.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal C in Newark, N.J.
  • New York Stewart International Airport (PANYNJ) in New Windsor, N.Y.
  • New York Stewart International Airport (PANYNJ) Atlantic Aviation in New Windsor, N.Y.
  • New York Stewart International Airport (PANYNJ) Terminal in New Windsor, N.Y.
  • New York Stewart International Airport (PANYNJ) Signature Flight Support in New Windsor, N.Y.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) Atlantic Aviation in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) Jet Aviation in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) Meridian in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) Signature Flight Support (East & West) in Teterboro, N.J.
  • Teterboro Airport (PANYNJ) Signature Flight Support (South) in Teterboro, N.J.

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation at gbac.org/star.

Find accredited facilities and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at gbac.org/directory.

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, infectious disease and biological material response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ Facility and Service Accreditation Programs, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.

About ISSA
With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Milan, Italy; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

Contacts

Jill Nuppenau
ISSA Director of Communications.
jilln@issa.com
847-982-0800 Ext. 1367

Contacts

Jill Nuppenau
ISSA Director of Communications.
jilln@issa.com
847-982-0800 Ext. 1367