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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 Research Associate in Driving Safety Research through our program with the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
During National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety is reporting findings that a momentary distraction, such as checking your smartphone, impedes hazard anticipation and possibly increases the risk of a crash. Read the press release.
Featured Scientific Publications
The Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation published an Institute investigation entitled, "The Job Accommodation Scale (JAS): Psychometric evaluation of a new measure of employer support for temporary job modifications."
The journal Accident Analysis and Prevention published "Development and validation of safety climate scales for mobile remote workers using utility/electrical workers as exemplar."
An Institute study, "Shoulder muscle fatigue development in young and older female adults during a repetitive manual task," was published in Ergonomics.