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Meet the Ergonomics Professionals of Ergonomics International

Mark Heidebrecht, MSE, ACSM-EP, CHFP
Board Certified American College of Sports Medicine
Board Certified Human Factors Professional

Mark Heidebrecht is the owner of ErgoMethods and is a managing partner of Ergonomics International.  He graduated with honors from the University of Kansas for his research and thesis, The Kinetic Analysis of Lifting and Lowering Utilizing Chaffin’s Biomechanical Model.  He has provided forensic and expert witness services in the areas of biomechanics, human factors, ergonomics, and work physiology.  He has testified in over 65 State Court and the United States Federal Court cases as an expert witness and presented testimony at the Federal OSHA hearing regarding the National Ergonomic Standard.


Mr. Heidebrecht is certified by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists as a Certified Human Factors Professional and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Board Certified Exercise Physiologist.  He has over 25 years of experience working in the fields of ergonomics, biomechanics, human factors, and work physiology and has been a trained WorkHab FCE provider since 1997.  Mr. Heidebrecht has developed numerous ergonomic training processes and developed ergonomic analysis software and motion analysis equipment.  He developed and has instructed a preparatory course since 1998 for professionals pursuing certification by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE).    

In 2000, Mr. Heidebrecht presented to the National Academy of Science in Washington D.C. regarding the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions and the early identification of musculoskeletal disorders and is listed as a contributor to the National Academy of Science publication, Musculoskeletal Disorders, and the Workplace.  Mr. Heidebrecht has presented throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His expertise includes the development and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, the implementation of ergonomic risk reduction processes, biomechanical analysis, upper/lower body ergonomic assessments, human factors analysis, physical demand analysis, job matching, work physiology, and job-specific functional testing. 

Mr. Heidebrecht has developed and implemented ergonomic programs and processes across North America.  He developed and implemented the Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process for the Customer Service Division of the United States Postal Service.  His client base includes industries such as foundries, mail and parcel processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing & distribution, apparel manufacturing, automotive and aerospace assembly, card, and paper manufacturing, healthcare, the federal government and has extensive experience working in the food processing industry. 

Sam Bradbury, MAOM, ATC, ACSM-EP, CPE, CSSBB, OSH Cert
Board Certified American College of Sports Medicine
Board Certified Board of Certified Athletic Trainers
Board Certified Professional Ergonomist 
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
IO4PM Certified Project Manager

Certified ISO_IEC  27001 Security Associate
Certified Occupational Safety Health Professional

Mr. Bradbury has over thirty years of experience in injury prevention and management and is certified by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists.

Sam graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Masters of Organizational Management and from the University of New Mexico with an Education degree with a specialty in Athletic Training, the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.

Mr. Bradbury provides ergonomic consulting services through his firm ErgoStrategies, LLC 

Mr. Bradbury is the co-developer of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation System.


He and Mark have developed and offered a BCPE exam prep course for qualified personnel wanting to take the BCPE Exam and currently offers companies web-based ergonomics education programs through Ergo-Online, LLC.

He is a peer-reviewed author published in the American Journal of Physical Therapy and has a published chapter in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons textbook publication, Athletic Training and Sports Medicine 4th edition Chapter 23. He also has numerous other publications in the field.  He and Mark hold two patents on their epidemiology-based ergonomic risk software.

He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists, the American Society of Safety Professionals, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the National Athletic Trainers Association.


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