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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 a post-doctoral fellow in injury or disability research with our University of Massachusetts-Lowell program.


From Research to Reality Drowsy Driving Drowsy driving is a major public health concern accounting for one in five fatal car crashes. Our researchers study drowsy driving to raise awareness of the problem and inform interventions. To learn more, download the latest issue of From Research to Reality.

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

Featured Scientific Paper

The International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Healthpublished an Institute investigation entitled, "The relationship among computer work, environmental design, and musculoskeletal and visual discomfort: Examining the moderating role of supervisory relations and co-worker support."

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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