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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 Institute’s four Centers conduct scientific initiatives across four domains:

What's New

2013 Liberty Mutual Research Institute Annual Report of Scientific Activity Our 2013 Annual Report of Scientific Activity features new research on the risks associated with sedentary lifestyles, drowsy driving, and working multiple jobs. The Report provides key insights to help people live more safely both on and off the job.

Studies find early MRI for lower back pain often yield expensive, unnecessary treatment and longer disability periods.

Seeking post-doctoral fellows in injury, safety, ergonomics, and disability research through our collaborative program with the Harvard School of Public Health. Submission deadline is September 15, 2014

Jeffrey M. Schiffman, Ph.D. has joined the Research Institute as its director for the Center for Physical Ergonomics.

Seeking new post-doctoral research associate in driving safety research through collaborative program with the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.

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..

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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