Meet the Ergonomics Professionals of Ergonomics International

Mark Heidebrecht, MSE, ACSM-EP, CPE/CHFP

Board Certified American College of Sports Medicine

Board Certified Ergonomist / 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 Ergonomist / 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/CHFP

Board Certified American College of Sports Medicine

Board Certified Board of Certified Athletic Trainers

Board Certified Ergonomist / Human Factors Professional

Mr. Bradbury has over twenty-three years experience in injury prevention and management with the last eight years spent providing onsite rehab service programs, job site analysis, ergonomics education, and ergonomic risk assessments. He has completed numerous advanced education courses in ergonomics 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 a Education degree with a specialty in Athletic Training, the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sports related injuries.

Mr. Bradbury currently provides ergonomic consulting services through his firm ErgoStrategies, LLC providing onsite services to Ethicon Endo-Surgery in Albuquerque, NM.  He and an associate team competed in the 2009 Ergo Cup and won an Excellence in Ergonomics Award for " Implementing Ergonomics with Lean Processing for Customer Returns Processing".

Mr. Bradbury is the co-developer of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation System as well as the Hand Upper Limb Assessment. He and his associates have developed and offer an exam prep course for healthcare and safety personnel wanting to take the BCPE Exam and currently offers companies web based ergonomics education programs through Ergo-Online, LLC.

He has produced a number of corporate educational media productions for management and employees through QEHS, Inc.

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.

Mr. Bradbury has specific education and certification in a cognitive technology designed to improve concentration and reduce impulsiveness which is used for corporate as well as medical clients.

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

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