Determination of the environmental risk index of the facilities of a federal multicampus institution of higher education




Environmental Management, Environmental Risk Index, FMEA, University


The concern about sustainable development has been gaining momentum at public and private organizations, and they include Higher Education Institutions (HEI). For those organizations which have not yet adopted an Environmental Management System (SEM), a preliminary step consists in a survey and analysis of the environmental aspects and impacts. Therefore, the goal of this paper consisted in conducting a Survey of the Environmental Aspects and Impacts (SEAI) of a unit of a Federal Multicampus Institution of Higher Education, with the use of the Failures Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) tool, identifying the Environmental Risk Index (ERI). The choice of this method stemmed, basically, from the possibility to assess the environmental risks by virtue of the facility in implementing corrective actions, thus generating a list of actions to be developed in several time stages, allowing for beginning a SEM plan. After a collective visit to the venues, the environmental impacts and aspects of the following environments were verified on the spot: library / study hall; staff room / Educational Development Nucleus (EDN); recreation hall and corridors; restrooms; student administration services and laboratories. Through this survey it was possible to ascertain that the major potential cause of the environmental impacts is the poorly maintained electrical system.


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Author Biographies

Ana Júlia Teixeira Senna, Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, RS

Professora Adjunta da Universidade Federal do Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Campus São Gabriel.

Ricardo Ribeiro Alves, Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, RS

Professor Adjunto II da Universidade Federal do Pampa (UNIPAMPA), campus São Gabriel (Rio Grande do Sul).

Nara Rejane Zamberlan dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, RS

Professora adjunta da Universidade Federal do Pampa, campus São Gabriel.

Fabrício Lopes Costa, Universidade Federal do Pampa, São Gabriel, RS

Assistente em Administração. Discente do Curso de Bacharelado em Gestão Ambiental da UNIPAMPA, Campus São Gabriel, RS.


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How to Cite

Senna, A. J. T., Alves, R. R., Santos, N. R. Z. dos, & Costa, F. L. (2014). Determination of the environmental risk index of the facilities of a federal multicampus institution of higher education. Revista Eletrônica Em Gestão, Educação E Tecnologia Ambiental, 18(1), 555–565.




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