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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 60th Anniversary Scientific Update introduces the Institute's expanded research areas and emerging knowledge translation initiative, and looks back at a rich legacy of safety research.
We recently formed a Knowledge Translation Unit (KTU) to enhance our research programs and promote broader application of findings through collaboration and communication.
Seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Injury or Disability Research through our joint program with the University of Massachusetts - Lowell.
The 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium Liberty Mutual Student Travel Award will recognize outstanding student papers related to occupational injuries.
Liberty Mutual Scientist Theodore Courtney appointed to CDC-NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors
2014 International Ergonomics Association/Liberty Mutual Medal winners receive award for an investigation that explores technology-related safety hazards in healthcare systems to improve patient safety.
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..