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 80 State Court and 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 30 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 analysis software and motion analysis equipment. He currently holds a U.S. patent for his epidemiology-based ergonomic risk and physical demand analysis software programs and has an additional patent-pending. 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 was a member of the SAE International Aerospace Standards AS 6228A Committee, Safety Requirements for Procurement, Maintenance and Use of Hand-Held Powered Tools. He is currently a member of the SAE EG-1B1 Power Tools - Productivity, Ergonomics and Safety Committee. 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, biomechanic and 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, metal fabrication, mail and parcel processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, apparel manufacturing, automotive, marine and aerospace, card and paper manufacturing and printing, healthcare, federal and state government, and has extensive experience working in the food and meat processing industry.
In his spare time, Mark loves spending time with his wife and five adult kids. He is an avid snow skier, Jayhawk, Royals and Chiefs fan, and enjoys riding his mountain bike on autumn days. He enjoys listening to music while relaxing at Table Rock Lake.
Sam Bradbury, MAOM, ATC, ACSM-EP, CPE, CSSBB, ASP
Board Certified American College of Sports Medicine
Board Certified Board of Certified Athletic Trainers
Board Certified Professional Ergonomist
Board Certified Associate Safety Professional
Certified Occupational Safety Health Professional
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
IO4PM Certified Project Manager
Certified ISO_IEC 27001 Information Security Associate
IMF ISSO Security Controls Certificate
ISC2 Entry Level Cyber Security Certificate
NIST Risk Management Framework for Systems and Organizations
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.