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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:
Our latest distracted driving research reveals that a glance away from the roadway, as brief as two seconds, can have a negative safety impact. Read about the study and its implications in From Research to Reality.
Check out our Scientific Update and News to learn about the latest publications, awards and happenings at the Research Institute.
Seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Injury or Disability Research through our joint program with the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, and a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Driving Safety Research through our program with the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
The 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium Liberty Mutual Student Travel Award will recognize outstanding student papers related to occupational injuries.
U.S. businesses spend more than a billion dollars a week on the most disabling workplace injuries according to the 2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index (WSI). Read the WSI press release.
Featured Scientific Publications
Human Factors published an Institute investigation entitled, "The Effects of Visual and Cognitive Distractions on Operational and Tactical Driving Behaviors."
The journal BMC Public Health published "Manage at work: a randomized, controlled trial of a self-management group intervention to overcome workplace challenges associated with chronic physical health conditions."
An Institute study, "Does obesity contribute to non-fatal occupational injury? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth," was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health..