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Employers and their employees are often able to identify conditions that may contribute to MSDs, because they understand the physical demands of the jobs and work activities in their workplaces. In addition to reviewing work-related injuries and illness records or assessing the physical demands of jobs or work tasks, employers can also determine whether these condition exist by talking with employees. Some employers have chosen to conduct baseline screening surveys, sometimes referred to as symptom surveys. These surveys typically ask employees to identify those parts of the body that hurt while performing work and to characterize or rate the severity of the discomfort. Even in the absence of an OSHA recordable case on an OSHA 300 Log, the results of such surveys may be used to determine whether employees are experiencing discomfort while performing their work activities and the possible sources of the discomfort.