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CFAES Physical Access Management and Control

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science is committed to providing a safe and secure physical environment and appropriate control of access to the university’s physical environment including facilities and assets, many of which require controlled access to help ensure the safety of university community members and the security of university property.

Ohio State has established a Physical Access Management and Control policy that provides a comprehensive and coordinated management of physical access across the university enterprise. CFAES Operations Unit has created additonal guidelines and procedures to secure the unique facilites and assets of the college.

Authorized key signers and building coordinators play an instrumental role in the management of access to university facilities. This includes brass key and Lenel card reader access. Key objectives of the policy include:

  • Establishes a governance structure to regulate access, meaning that you are responsible for ensuring that the policy is followed correctly. 
  • Standardizes processes for access management related to university-issued ID cards, badges and keys.
  • Establishes that physical access to a space is role-based, requiring units to periodically audit their access permissions. 
  • Sets parameters for the selection of physical access control systems for facilities, requiring all units to follow the university's Building Design Standards

The policy reinforces our commitment to providing a safe and secure physical environment. If you have questions, please contact the CFAES Safety Unit, who privides oversight of approved physical access control systems within CFAES areas and ensuring operational and administrative protocols are met.

Seth Walker
      CFAES Director of Safety and Compliance
      Phone: 330-263-3665