Site security reminders: Badges and locked doors

As previously communicated in the January 2022 News at Work article, site security is a responsibility we all share to help keep the people, science and facilities of Fermilab safe.

In accordance with the DOE-approved Site Security Plan and recently updated Fermilab Access Policy & Procedure, you are required to display your site access credentials (Fermi ID Badge or Fermilab Access Sticker) while on site at all times and remove your site access credential when off site.

The security team routinely conducts credential challenges with people who are not wearing site access credentials. Please remember the following guidance:

  • Wear your badge conspicuously, photo side out, in a location above the waist and on the front of your body while you are on site at Fermilab (in Batavia and Lead).
  • Protect your badge against loss, theft, or misuse.
  • Do not alter, photocopy, counterfeit, reproduce or photograph your badge or Fermilab access sticker, or post it on the internet.
  • When not on U.S. Department of Energy-owned or -leased Fermilab property, remove your credential or obscure it from sight.
  • Keep your badge in good condition. Have it replaced if it is damaged or if there is a change to your legal name or appearance.
  • Use a breakaway lanyard (available to employees at the stock room).

Also, as a reminder, all doors must always remain locked. Buildings are not open to the general public with the exception of portions of Wilson Hall (Floors 2 and below) and the Lederman Science Center during public hours, when the public is on an escorted tour or as approved by a special event security plan.

No “piggybacking,” or allowing multiple entries per one badge swipe, is not allowed. Everyone is required to scan their badge to enter the buildings.

Any questions? Please reach out to the Security & Emergency Management Division: SEMD@FNAL.GOV.