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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:


Workplace Safety Index According to the 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, the most disabling, nonfatal workplace injuries amounted to nearly $62 billion in direct U.S. workers compensation costs. Read the press release.

Seeking applicants for the joint 2016 Safety Research  Fellowship program with the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

Now accepting applications for 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Injury and Disability Research through the Research Institute's joint program with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.


From Research to Reality Impact of Early MRI Our scientists found that getting an MRI too early (within the first 30 days from low back pain onset), results in longer disability and higher risk of expensive and potentially unnecessary treatments. Read this issue of From Research to Reality to learn more about the potential risks of early MRI for acute low back pain.

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

Featured Scientific Paper

Human Factors published an Institute investigation entitled, "Reading text while driving: understanding drivers’ strategic and tactical adaptation to distraction."

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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