Prohibited and Controlled Items

Prohibited Items

​The following items are NEVER allowed ANYWHERE on-site at Pantex, unless prior authorization has been received from the Safeguards & Security Division.

  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Arrows
  • Blackjacks
  • Chemical dispensing devices for pepper spray, mace, etc.
  • Controlled Substances
  • Compound bows
  • Crossbows
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drugs (prescriptions are allowed as long as they are prescribed for the employee who is using them – Medical must be notified of medication use)
  • Explosives
  • Explosive devices
  • Fertilizer (Bulk)
  • Firearms
  • Items that could be used to manufacture explosives
  • Incendiary devices
  • Knives with blade length exceeding 5-1/2 inches
  • Knuckles
  • Nightsticks
  • Nun chucks
  • Stun guns
  • Swords
  • Technical Surveillance Equipment (i.e. any equipment specifically designed to clandestinely collect information)
  • Zip guns
Controlled Items

​The following items are allowed on-site at Pantex but MUST remain in personal vehicles in the Property Protection Area.

  • Cameras – At no time are pictures to be taken anytime on plant site with any type of personal equipment
  • Computers not owned by Pantex (Exception: given on a case-by-case basis by the ISSM or his designate)
    • Laptops/notebooks
    • Smartphones/PDAs (i.e. iPhones)
    • Media players (i.e. iPods)
    • Tablets, pads and slates (i.e. iPads)
    • Game devices (i.e. PSPs)
    • Any other device with a processor and storage
  • Computers Components
    • Cellular wireless cards
    • Wireless cards (Exception: wireless cards used for pool laptops in transit between 16-19 and your car)
    • Bluetooth cards, devices or adapters
    • Any other computer component or peripheral
  • Global Positioning System – (e.g. portable transmit/receive)
  • Golf clubs
  • On-Star
  • Personal software
  • Radio frequency devices (Exception: key fobs are allowed except in Nuclear Explosive Areas)
  • Recording devices (optical, video, audio or data)
  • Telephones (all types including cellular and satellite)
  • Exception: Government-owned cellular telephones
  • XM or Sirius radio receivers with recording capabilities
  • Any privately owned device, electronic or optical, capable of recording, processing, storing or transferring audio, computer data, video or photos