This conference aims to firstly describe the links between major flood events and mental health problems linked to work stress among front and second line staff. And on the other hand, this meeting aims to recognize certain organizational and psychosocial risk factors associated with flood intervention work. And then appoint adaptation measures to protect stakeholders during major floods.
Today, floods are among the most frequent natural disasters in Quebec. Climate change is expected to affect the probability of occurrence of these phenomena and amplify the material damage as well as the health, social and economic impacts associated with them.

This presentation will focus on the results of a project aimed at developing knowledge on working conditions and mental health problems linked to work stress experienced by personnel mobilized during the floods in Quebec. It includes public security, fire services, public administration (e.g.: Hydro-Québec employees, truck drivers) as well as health and social services. Promising avenues of action that can support stakeholders in terms of mental health risks will also be presented.

The meeting will be moderated by two specialists in the field, namely Ms. Nektaria Nicolakakis who is a specialized scientific advisor and researcher at the occupational health unit of the National Institute of Public Health of Quebec (INSPQ). His work focuses on the organization and psychosocial environment of work, the physical and mental health of workers as well as the effectiveness of preventive interventions.
And then the second speaker will be Ms. Ariane Adam-Poupart. She is a specialist scientific advisor at the Inspq. Her current work focuses on the impacts of climate change on zoonoses and, more generally, on occupational health.

The conference is scheduled for Wednesday June 5, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Billy Omeonga

Billy Omeonga graduated in Journalism and Creative Writing. I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I am currently pursuing an MBA at the University of the People in the United States of America. I love activities that involve ideas and critical thinking. I am passionate about nature and protecting the environment. I believe in protecting our planet and its natural resources. I hate dishonest and pessimistic people. Honesty is an integral part of my view of the world and it is a value in which I strongly believe. I speak French and English fluently. In my free time, I like to read and play the piano. Also, I disapprove of the unreliability. I am a reliable person, so I expect a certain level of reliability from those I am reliable to.

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