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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:


Now accepting applications for 2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Injury and Disability Research through the Research Institute's joint programs with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

Read our latest press release: Safety Climate: A Measure of Employees’ Safety Perceptions Backed by Science

The Research Institute was honored with the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Human Factors and Ergonomics Prize.

Researchers from the UK won the 2015 IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal. for their research paper entitled “Management of personal safety risk for lever operation in mechanical railway signal boxes” (Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 45, pp. 221-233, 2014).


From Research to Reality 2015 Summer Issue According to scientific research, an organization's safety climate (its employees' shared safety perceptions) is a leading indicator of safety outcomes. Read our latest From Research to Reality to learn more about safety climate, how it is measured and how it differs between supervisors and workers.

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

Featured Scientific Paper

Gait & Posture published an Institute investigation entitled, "Using horizontal heel displacement to identify heel strike instants in normal ."

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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