The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is the first facility in Alabama to earn the STAR Facility Accreditation on cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention from Global Biorisk Advisory Council.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council is composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery. They provide training, guidance, accreditation and certification to commercial and private entities looking to mitigate or address biological threats.
The accreditation process evaluates the facility’s proficiency in 20 areas, ranging from risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment to response measures to combat biohazards or infectious diseases like Covid-19.
“As public venues around the globe approach reopening safely, embracing the best training and protocols is paramount,” said Tad Snider, executive director and CEO of the BJCC Authority. “The BJCC leads with industry best practices, and we were eager to have our protocols tested and measured through accreditation. The safety of our staff and our guests remain our priority as we look ahead to welcoming visitors for events.”
The BJCC is the largest meeting venue in the state, with two exhibition halls offering 220,000 square feet of space, as well as three entertainment venues including the state’s largest arena and concert hall. Its campus also includes the Uptown Entertainment District with its six restaurants and a coffee shop, the 294-room Westin Birmingham Hotel and the 757-room Sheraton Birmingham hotel.