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For more than half a century, 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 Institute’s four Centers conduct scientific initiatives across four domains:
Up to 14 million U.S. adults work at more than one job in a given week. Our new study suggests that multiple job holding increases your risk of injury—both on and off the job. Learn more in our latest Scientific Update.
The Research Institute and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors recently presented the 2014 Liberty Mutual Award for the best paper published in the journal Ergonomics.
Featured Scientific Publications
Ergonomics published an Institute investigation entitled, "The use of contextual cues to improve warning symbol comprehension: Making the connection for older adults."
A recent Institute study, "Does obesity contribute to non-fatal occupational injury? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth," was recently published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work and Environmental Health.
The journal Spine published "Iatrogenic Consequences of Early Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Acute, Work-Related, Disabling Low Back Pain," a Center for Disability investigation.