What is a Critical Incident?

A critical incident is a distressing, traumatic event which can occur in the community or at the workplace. Such events include sudden death of a coworker or family member, environmental or industrial accidents and natural disasters.

Examples of critical incidents include:

  • Violent Crimes such as Homicide and Suicide
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Personal Tragedies such as Death of a Family Member, Friend or Coworker
  • Negative Publicity
  • Tragic World and Community Events such as Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Fires and Terrorism

To contact EAP Resources regarding a critical incident, call 866-484-4327.