Critical Incident Response, Consultation, and Training

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Critical Incidents

Due to the multiple and inherent hazards associated with transporting people and goods, it is understandable that from time to time, there will be critical incidents that impact those working in the field of transportation. This can include, airlines, railroad companies, trucking, and other forms of transportation. Traumatic incidents have had a tremendous and costly impact on those involved. Left ignored, the impact of a traumatic incident can and has halted transportation in crucial corridors. The human and financial costs can be great.
Here is a list of critical incidents that have occurred in the transportation sector:

  • Serious injury or illness – single, multi, or mass casualty
  • Serious injury or death of transportation crew members
  • Suicide of a crew member
  • Catastrophic equipment failures resulting in injury/death – inflight disasters – railroad derailment
  • FAA investigations
  • NTSB investigations
  • OSHA investigation
  • FBI investigations
  • Security breaches with serious consequences
  • Assaults on employees
  • Know the employee
  • Identifying with the employee
  • Employee is similar in gender, age, or appearance to you or a loved one
  • Multiple traumas within a short period of time
  • Prolonged resuscitation with negative outcomes
  • Dealing with hysterical and excessively demanding employees
  • Any incident that has compromised or could compromise one or more person’s ability to function
  • Assaults or threats of assaults including but not limited to disgruntled employee-ex-employee
  • Terrorist attack

Note: If you are not certain if you or your employees may have been exposed to a critical incident, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Brown for a free telephone consult. He will help you to assess the incident and to determine what response, if any, might be appropriate.