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Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety

For 60 years, the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has helped to improve the safety and health of people throughout the world. Owned and operated by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, MA, the Institute conducts peer-reviewed research to advance scientific knowledge and help reduce injuries and prevent disability.

The Research Institute’s four research areas include:

What's New

From Research to Reality 2015 Summer Issue According to scientific research, an organization's safety climate (its employees' shared safety perceptions) is a leading indicator of safety outcomes. Read our latest From Research to Reality to learn more about safety climate, how it is measured and how it differs between supervisors and workers.

Download our new Scientific Update & News to read about our latest developments.

The Research Institute honored with International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Human Factors and Ergonomics Prize.

Researchers from the UK won the 2015 IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal. for their research paper entitled “Management of personal safety risk for lever operation in mechanical railway signal boxes” (Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 45, pp. 221-233, 2014).

Featured Scientific Publications

The Gait & Posture published an Institute investigation entitled, "Using horizontal heel displacement to identify heel strike instants in normal ."

The journal Ergonomics published "Striving for safety: communicating and deciding in sociotechnical systems."

An Institute study, "Exploring the relationship between age and tenure with length of disability," was published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.

Contact Us

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety
71 Frankland Road
Hopkinton, MA  01748 USA
Phone:  508-497-0200
Fax: 508-435-0482



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