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It is important for every employer to analyze the jobs and work tasks of employees to identify potential future ergonomic problems before actual injuries, especially reportable injuries occur. This can be accomplished by using ergonomic risk analysis tools, reviewing injury logs, seeking employee input, and examining similar industries. For example, manual lifting of people should be minimized in all cases and eliminated when feasible. We do this by eliminating any conditions that would require manual movement or lifting of persons and by implementing proper lifting devices.