Mark Heidebrecht MSE, C-EP, CHFP
Mr. Heidebrecht is the owner of ErgoMethods, LLC and a Managing Partner of Ergo-Online, LLC. He provides expert witness services in the areas of biomechanics, ergonomics and human factors and has developed numerous web-based and corporate ergonomic programs. Mark has also developed and instructs a preparation course for individuals pursuing certification by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists (BCPE). His experience spans over 15 years and his specialties include ergonomics, biomechanics, human factors, functional capacity evaluation and work physiology. Mark is certified by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists as a Certified Ergonomist / Human Factors Professional and holds an additional certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Mr. Heidebrecht has developed numerous ergonomic educational products and training modules including the development of ergonomic analysis software and motion analysis equipment.
Mr. Heidebrechts client base includes private industry as well as the federal government. His work experience includes solutions for such industries as apparel manufacturing, public accounting, card/paper manufacturing, shipping/cargo, meat and food processing, pharmaceuticals, automobile / tractor trailer manufacturing, aerospace, insurance, and private hospitals. Mr. Heidebrecht developed and implemented the Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process for the Customer Service Division of the United States Postal Service. When fully implemented, it will affect over 750 thousand United State Postal Employees on a national level.
As a guest speaker, Mr. Heidebrecht has authored and/or presented numerous ergonomic and human factors topics throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Topics have included functional capacity evaluations, upper/lower body ergonomic assessments, ergonomic / human factors certification, functional motion analysis, physical demand assessments, job matching, ADA compliance, musculoskeletal disorders and various topics on biomechanics and physiology.
Mr. Heidebrecht testified as an expert witness in front of OSHA in July of 2000 regarding the ergonomic standard. In September of 2000 he was asked to present to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. regarding the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions and the early identification of musculoskeletal disorders.
Mr. Heidebrecht graduated with Honors from the University of Kansas for his research and thesis, The Kinetic Analysis of Lifting and Lowering Utilizing Chaffins Biomechanical Model. His research in the fields of ergonomics and physiology has included analysis such as validity and reliability motion analysis devices, personal attributes contributing to musculoskeletal disorders, kinetic analysis of lifting and lowering tasks, tissue response to muscular strains, force plate foot strike analysis, the stretch shortening cycle, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.Mark is Managing Partner and Director of New Product Development for Ergo-Online where he is involved in performing ergonomic assessments and the content development of ergonomic educational products including seminars & web based training modules. Mark also serves as Director of Ergonomic and Biomechanical Services for MotionWatch, LLC where he is involved in the development of ergonomic, rehabilitation and biomechanical analysis technology.
He is certified by the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists as a Certified Ergonomic Associate and holds an additional certification by the American College of Sports Medicine. Mark is currently the National Co-Chair of the Occupational Injury Prevention Rehabilitation Society, a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and was accepted into the American Society of Biomechanics in 1997. Mark graduated from the University of Kansas with a Masters of Education degree in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology with emphasis in ergonomics, prevention and rehabilitation of work related injuries. He received Honors for his thesis The Kinetic Analysis of Lifting and Lowering Utilizing Chaffin's Biomechanical Model. Mark has presented nationally at the collegiate and professional level and has acquired over 400 hours of continuing education in the field of occupational health and ergonomics. Mark testified as an expert witness in front of OSHA in July or 2000 regarding the controversial ergonomic standard. In September of 2000 he presented supporting documentation to the National Academy of Sciences regarding the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions and the early identification of musculoskeletal disorders.
Mr. Heidebrecht has spent the last two years as an expert witness for law enforcement shooting scenarios and a number of human factor related accident cases.
Sam Bradbury MAOM, ATC, C-EP, CPE
Ergo Cup Ergo Excellence Awards
2009 & 2010 for Cost Savings
2010 Cost Savings ROI Ethicon Endo-Surgery Successful Ergonomic Changes
Mr. Bradbury has over sixteen years experience in injury prevention and management with the last seven 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 is the co-developer of the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation System as well as the Hand Upper Limb Assessment; he has developed and offers an exam prep course for healthcare and safety personnel wanting to take the Certified Ergonomics Associate exam.
He has produced a number of corporate educational media productions for management and employees 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, 2005. 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 National Athletic Trainers Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Board of Certified Professional Ergonomists as well as the Institute of Industrial Engineers.