For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
Liberty Mutual Group Continues Support of Safety Research and Education Through American Society of Safety Engineers' Foundation
Des Plaines, IL (January 25, 2006) — The Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group recently donated $30,000 to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation in continuation of its commitment to occupational safety and health research through the support of the Liberty Mutual Research Fellowship Program.

The Liberty Mutual Research Fellowship Program encourages research activity in occupational safety, expanding upon current thoughts on safety research. The program provides a forum for safety professionals, industry needs and quality research programs, which falls directly in line with Liberty Mutual’s mission of “helping people live safer, more secure lives.”

The Foundation is currently accepting and encouraging applications for this year’s fellowship program and the deadline is February 1, 2007. Selected fellows spend four to six weeks at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety located in Hopkinton, MA, and receive a stipend to cover living expenses. In addition, they will write an article for the ASSE’s Professional Safety magazine on their research results.

Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and possess a Ph.D. degree or be working towards a Ph.D. ASSE members and applicants enrolled or holding appointments in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited safety program will be given special consideration. Applications and guidelines for the fellowships are available online at www.asse.org/foundation.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group (LMG) is a leading global insurer and sixth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. whose largest line of business is private passenger automobile based on 2005 direct written premium. As of December 31, 2005, LMG had $21.2 billion in annual consolidated revenue. The Company ranks 102nd on the Fortune 500 list of largest corporations in the United States based on 2005 revenue.

Advancing the occupational safety and health of millions of workers over the past 50 years, the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety is perhaps one of Liberty Mutual’s greatest achievements. Through original investigations into job-related accidents, injuries, and disability, the Research Institute continually strives to help people live safer, more secure lives.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org.
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