About The Program

Researchers and professionals around the world are constantly shaping the safety community with their ideas and discoveries. Sometimes it’s necessary to provide additional support for those individuals so they can maximize their efficiency and make a greater impact on the profession. The Foundation and the Liberty Mutual Research Institute sponsor an annual Safety Research Fellowship. The tools, body of knowledge, and professional assistant provide fellows with an amazing set of resources for their research and help ensure that the findings will be great benefits for the profession.

Selected fellows work with Institute researchers at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA facility for four to six weeks. The Foundation provides a stipend of up to $15,000, while the Institute provides reasonable access to current research projects, databases, equipment, researchers, and other necessary resources.

Apply for a Liberty Mutual Research Fellowship

If you have any questions please contact the Foundation at assefoundation@asse.org or +1 847 699.2929.

A Systems-Theoretic Analysis of Workplace Safety Issues at New Jersey Transit
Megan E. France, B.S.

Differences in Calibration of Skills in Distracted Driving Situations
Ashleigh Tran, B.A.

Do Local or Regional Variations in Environmental Factors Help to Explain Age Differences in the Length of Disability?
Brittany Gaines, M.S.

User Acceptance of Advanced Driving Assistance Systems
Mahmudur Rahman, M.S.

Coding and assessing the circumstances of fall-related injuries by age and gender in the US
Lava R. Timsina, M.P.H.

Evaluating the Effect of Obesity on Mitivation Differences using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy and the Implications for Physical Work
Lora A. Cavuoto, Ph.D.

Biomechanical limits to one-handed pulling
Denny Yu, M.S.E

Assessing the feasibility of using laboratory measures of gait imbalance to prospectively predict falls risk in the elderly
Tzurei Betty Chen, P.T., M.S.

A study to evaluate the effects of hosipatal bed adjustments and slip parameters in a population of fall-prone, older adults.
Andrew S. Merryweather, Ph.D.

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About The Program

It's essential that safety professionals stay current with new ideas and emerging technologies. The key to that is research. Research is how we further our collective knowledge and grow the safety profession. Thanks to the support of our donors, the ASSE Foundation is at the forefront of supporting safety research. We’re investing in research that will enhance safety around the world.

These projects are critical to the continued growth of the safety profession as they support the development of knowledge, innovative methods, systems and other appropriate interventions for advancing safety and health in the workplace. Research grants assist the safety community in mitigating the risks of injury and illness in the workplace and help develop and grow research talent in the safety and health field.

The Foundation is currently funding its first research project under the direction of Lora Cavuoto at the University of Buffalo. Her study "Advancing Safety Surveillance using Individualized Sensor Technology" will determine how to quantify fatigue in individuals and help safety professionals enact policies that will reduce fatigue-related accidents.

Learn about the Foundation's Fatigue Research Project

If you have any questions please contact the Foundation at assefoundation@asse.org or +1 847 699.2929.

The Effects of Restricting Space
Grady T. Holman, Troy Blackburn and S. Maghsoodloo

Employee Morale; Examining the Link to Occupational Safety & Health
Michael Behm

The Effects of Social Modeling on Safety Behavior
Lauren Murphy

A Survey of Corporate Financial Decision Makers' Perceptions of Safety Performance, Programs & Personnel
DeArmond, Huang & Chen

Transitioning Sloped Surfaces: The Effects of Roofing Work on Balance & Falls
Lloyd "Chip" Wade and Jerry Davis - Auburn University

Glove Use and the Relative Risk of Acute Hand Injury: A Case-Crossover Study
Sorock, Lombardi, Peng, Hauser, Eisen, Herrick, Mittleman

Using Narrative Text & Coded Data to Develop Hazard Scenarios for Occupational Injury Interventions
Lincoln, Sorock, Courtney, Wellman, Smith, Amoroso

Impact Performance of Polycarbonate Lenses for Industry and Sport
Paul Vinger, M.D. - Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston

Stress Factors Experienced by Women in Non-Traditional Occupations: Female Commercial Drivers in the Transportation Industry
Tracey Bernard, Ph.D and Linda Bouck, Ed.D - Murray State University

How to Cope with Terrorism in the Schools
Daniel E. Della-Giustina, Ph.D. - West Virginia University

Assessment of Ergonomic Risk Factors among Operators of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery
N. Kumar Kittusamy - Marshall University

Critical Characteristics for Successful Construction Safety: A Study of the Culture within Outstanding Construction Companies
Keith Molenaar, Ph.D. - University of Colorado

Effectiveness of Safety Incentive Programs in Construction
Paul Goodrum, P.E., Ph.D. - University of Kentucky

Getting a Grip on Grip Force Estimates
Jeffrey S. Casey, Raymond W. McGorry & Patrick G. Dempsey

Impact of Maintenance Function on Plant Safety
Ray, Batson, Weems, Wan, Sorock, Matz, Cotnam