• Medical Emergency

    Contact University Police at (678) 839-6000 if on campus

    Call 911 off campus.

  • Psychological Distress

    Crisis: In an immediate emergency situation in which employee poses a direct  threat to themselves or others contact University Police immediately at (678) 839-6000 if on campus or 911 if off campus and allow them to transport the person to the nearest Emergency Room. They are trained to supervise an individual who could harm self or others.

    Other suggestions for dealing  with suicidal or dangerous faculty and staff:

    • Remain with person or have someone stay with them until University Police arrive
    • Remain calm while talking to person
    • Talk with person openly about their intentions of harm including asking person if they want to harm themselves or another person and if they have a plan
    • Provide information you have to police upon arrival

    Non-Crisis: If you are concerned about a faculty or staff person, but need assistance in assessing the degree of risk, you may call:

    • Patient/Victim Advocate at Health Services at (678) 839-0641 / (678) 839-5338 (if no answer at either number, call the main line at (678) 838-6452 and tell the receptionist that you have an emergency and need to speak to a Patient/Victim Advocate).
    • Counseling Center at (678) 839-6428 and ask to speak to a counselor.
  • Alcohol Abuse

    WHAT TO DO FOR ALCOHOL POISONING

    Symptoms:

    • Person is passed out and cannot be awakened.
    • Person has cold, clammy or blush skin color
    • Person as slow or irregular breaths:  -less than 8 times per minute or
      -more than 10 seconds in between breaths
    • Person is vomiting and does not wake up

    IF ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS EXIST, CALL FOR HELP IMMEDIATELY!

    IF YOUR FRIEND IS INTOXICATED

    • Get the person to a safe place.
    • Do not leave this person alone; monitor breathing.
    • Turn this person on his/her side to prevent choking.
    • Check for signs of alcohol poisoning.

     

    If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol, you can get help by contacting Tanner Employee Assistance at (770) 834-8327.

  • Death/Grief Response

    In the event that an employee passes or experiences a major crisis that could impact the department, managers should first contact Tanner Employee Assistance at (770) 834-8327.  The Tanner Staff will provide group and individual assistance to employees.

    Managers can also contact Counseling Center at (678) 839-6428, located on campus, as a short-term, immediate response to help employees stabilize and link to resources.

  • Workplace Violence

    If you are being harassed, threatened or assaulted at work, do the following:

    • Report harassment to a Title IX Coordinator (678) 839-5344 and appropriate management.

    • Report imminent danger or threats to University Police at (678) 839-6000 if on campus and 911 if off campus.