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For more than half a century, the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has helped to improve the occupational safety and health of workers throughout the world. Owned and operated by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Boston, MA, the Institute conducts non-proprietary, peer-reviewed research to advance scientific, business-relevant knowledge in workplace and highway safety and work-related disability.
The Institute’s four Centers conduct scientific initiatives across four domains:
Our latest Scientific Update highlights the Institute's research on ladder fall risk factors, injuries, and underlying mechanisms. This issue also features the 2012 Workplace Safety Index, which cites falls to lower level as the fourth leading cause of disabling workplace injuries.
Scientific Investigation Earns 2013 Best Paper Award from Liberty Mutual Group and Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors.
Seeking candidates for a post-doctoral fellow position in the area of driving safety through our partnership with the University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Featured Scientific Publications
A recent Institute study, "Office Ergonomics Training and a Sit-Stand Workstation: Effects on Musculoskeletal and Visual Symptoms and Performance of Office Workers" was recently published in Applied Ergonomics.
The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation published an Institute investigation entitled, "Distressed, Immobilized, or Lacking Employer Support? A Sub-classification of Acute Work-Related Low Back Pain,"