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Firdaous Sekkay
B.Ing., M.Sc.A, Ph.D.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5927 Fax: (514) 340-4086 Room: A-305.11

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Ergonomics.

  • Work health and safety.

  • Musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Work analysis and workload assessment.

  • Workspace design.

  • Human factors engineering.

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1600 INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
  • 1703 Occupational safety
  • 1605 Human factors engineering

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Sekkay, F., Imbeau, D., Dubé, P.-A., Chinniah, Y., de Marcellis-Warin, N., Beauregard, N. & Trépanier, M. (2021). Assessment of physical work demands of long-distance industrial gas delivery truck drivers. Applied Ergonomics, 90, 13 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103224
Conference paper
Sekkay, F., Imbeau, D., Chinniah, Y., Dubé, P.-A., de Marcellis-Warin, N., Beauregard, N. & Trépanier, M. (2021). Ergonomic Assessment of Exposure to Musculoskeletal Disorders Risk Factors Among Canadian Truck Drivers. Paper presented at the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021) (pp. 829-836). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74611-7_113
Journal article
Sekkay, F., Imbeau, D., Dubé, P.-A., Chinniah, Y., de Marcellis-Warin, N., Beauregard, N. & Trépanier, M. (2020). Assessment of physical work demand of short distance industrial gas delivery truck drivers. Applied Ergonomics, 89, 11 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103222
Journal article
Sekkay, F., Imbeau, D., Chinniah, Y., Dubé, P.-A., De Marcellis-Warin, N., Beauregard, N. & Trépanier, M. (2018). Risk factors associated with self-reported musculoskeletal pain among short and long distance industrial gas delivery truck drivers. Applied Ergonomics, 72, 69-87. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2018.05.005

Biography

I completed my PhD at Polytechnique Montreal, my master's degree at Arts & Métiers Paris-Tech in France, and my bachelor's degree at ENSAM-Maroc, all three in Industrial Engineering.

My field of specialization focuses on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the identification of risk factors associated with these disorders, particularly in a dynamic work environment.

My methodological approach is based on the ergonomic analysis of work activity from a research-intervention perspective through a multidisciplinary approach. It is part of the research stream of mixed approaches, using various data collection methods (observations, direct measurements and self-assessments).

Teaching

  • IND 1801 Ergonomics
  • IND 8844 Advanced Ergonomics
  • IND 1901 Project: ergonomic design of workstations
  • IND 6403 Ergonomics and safety engineering
  • MTH 1110 Ordinary differential equation

Education

  • Ph.D. , Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Master in applied sciences, Industrial Engineering, Arts & Métiers ParisTech
  • Baccalaureate, Industrial Engineering, ENSAM-Meknès

Other achievements

ENTREVUES PUBLIÉES / MENTION DES TRAVAUX DE RECHERCHE

Attrix, le 1 avril 2020, Il faut garder nos chauffeurs en bonne santé! https://attrix.ca/fr/blog/2020/04/01/il-faut-garder-nos-chauffeurs-en-bonne-sante/

Avantages, le 13 mars 2019, Les camionneurs souffrent davantage de troubles musculosquelettiques. Le manque de sommeil est un facteur de risque. https://www.avantages.ca/sante/mieux-etre/les-camionneurs-souffrent-davantage-de-troubles-musculosquelettiques/

UdeM Nouvelles, le 11 mars 2019, Les camionneurs souffrent davantage de troubles musculosquelettiques que la moyenne des travailleurs. https://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/article/2019/03/11/les-camionneurs-sont-nombreux-a-souffrir-de-troubles-musculosquelettiques/