Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner Joins ISSA as Director of GBAC
Infection prevention expert and consultant Dr. Gavin Macgregor-Skinner discusses his new position as director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, that began May 18, in a new edition of Straight Talk with Jeff Cross.
Macgregor-Skinner has spent his entire career working with highly infectious diseases that don’t have cures or vaccines, such as Ebola virus and now, SARS-CoV-2. In his new role with GBAC, he will work with experts to develop protocols and systems with cutting-edge education for the global cleaning industry to empower facilities, businesses, and cleaning professionals to create safe environments. His goal is to get the best known tools and approaches into the right hands so that we can reduce the viral load and protect the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our umbrella is all about implementation research and implementation science, helping and working with all the wonderful people, the colleagues that we have within the cleaning industry and the restoration industry,” Macgregor-Skinner tells Cross in this interview.
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, GBAC provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, address, and recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers.
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