Safety & Security

It is the obligation of Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) to ensure orderly operation, to protect the rights of all members of the OFTC community, to prohibit acts which materially and substantially interfere with legitimate educational objectives or interfere with the rights of others. OFTC will take disciplinary action where conduct adversely affects the college’s pursuit of its educational objectives.  The OFTC Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.


Emergency Information 

In emergency situations, uniformed security officers, the Emergency Coordinator, the Alternate Coordinator and evening Administrators in Charge (AIC) serve as Campus Security Officers.  The Security Officers will provide assistance in both external and internal disruptions.  In such incidents, the security officer's directions are to be followed explicitly by all visitors, students and employees.

 

Emergency Phone Numbers:

  • North Campus - Sandersville: Campus Security Day & Evening: 478-357-0091
  • North Campus - Jefferson County Center: Campus Security Day & Evening: 478-625-1901
  • South Campus - Dublin:  Campus Security Day: 478-595-6603; Evening: 478-595-6596 or 478-595-6553
  • South Campus - Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center:  Campus Security Day & Evening: 229-868-7834 or 229-868-7857
  • Hancock County Center: Campus Security Day & Evening 478-232-7241

Emergency Alert Notification 

OFTC has an on-campus alert system where students and employees are notified of emergency situations. The alert systems on each campus will be used as a “Best Effort” attempt to notify faculty/staff and students of any event which may affect the opening/closing of the college, require a campus lock down, evacuation or other event, as determined necessary by authorized officials of the College. The Emergency Procedures Guide for each campus spells out specific procedures to take in the event of an on-campus emergency.

These web sites allow faculty, staff, students and visitors to set up an emergency alert notification on their cell, pager or email. Persons in our service area can check for alerts while at home or at school.

CodeRED Weather Warning is a unique service that automatically notifies citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. This limited CodeRED Weather Warning subscription is available at no direct cost. This system will telephone all or targeted areas of the County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as tornados, severe thunderstorms, missing child or evacuation notices).

 


Be Prepared to Act 

Safety and security is everyone’s business.  Suspected safety violations, hazards,and suspicious activity should be reported to the nearest OFTC employee in a timely manner.

 

Be aware of your surroundings and who is around.  Do not become a victim by not being safe:

 

Tips: Lock your car, don’t leave your property unattended anywhere. Put 911 on the speed dial of your cell phone. Don’t walk alone after dark, have a security officer walk you to your car. Always let someone know where you are and who is with you. If followed go to the nearest OFTC employee. Don’t take chances with people you do not know or those you know well. 

 


Emergency Procedures Guide 

The Emergency Preparedness Guide is posted in all rooms at all campuses of OFTC.  The EPG serves as a quick reference for OFTC employees and students by providing  a timely response plan to prevent injury or damage to persons or property. Use this guide as a supplement for the purpose of quick notification for crisis response. In critical situations, dial 911 and speak to a public safety official.


Emergency Management Plan 

Oconee Fall Line Technical College has developed and implemented an Emergency Operations and Safety Plan and Exposure Control Plan to address general safety procedures, safety concerns in the classroom, labs, shop operation, liability issues, and preparedness for acts of violence, acts of terrorism, accidents, hazardous materials and natural disasters. 

 

The Plans shall be reviewed and updated annually by Oconee Fall Line Technical College.

 

The review and update shall occur by October 1st of each year.


Campus Security Act 

In compliance with Section 485 (a) and (f) of the Higher Education Act, also known as the Jeanne Clery disclosure of Campus Security Policy  and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) and (f), Oconee Fall Line Technical College is required to disclose, on an annual basis, data on crimes committed on campus and campus safety policies and procedures.

 

OFTC is committed to the enforcement of the Campus Security Act of 1990 which requires a school to publish and make available the report on criminal offenses reported to the campus authorities or local police agencies for the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of each calendar year.

Dial 911 to Report an Emergency



This site contains the online MSDS Safety Data by location for OFTC

 

MSDS Online

 

 

North Campus (Sandersville)

South Campus (Dublin)

Jefferson County Center

Hancock County Center

LOIC-Helena

 

For location information and directions click here.