Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award

Selection Criteria and Process

Submissions for the 2023 Liberty Mutual Safety Innovation Award are scored using the following categories:

  • Demonstration of Safety Impact and/or Validation – evidence that the intervention has or will, for example, improve safety climate; reduce or eliminate a hazard or exposure; or reduce injuries/illnesses.
  • Scalability to small construction firms with fewer than 20 employees.
  • Financial Impact as measured by return on investment relative to innovation costs.
  • Improvement in project management practices, procurement, selection of contractors or how work is organized. Includes prevention considerations at the design phase of construction work (prevention through design – PtD).
  • Viability.  Likelihood to bring to market and/or reduction of barriers to adoption.
  • Novelty – a new intervention, technology, work practice or program.
  • Testimonial from at least one stakeholder.


The judging panel also considered ESG (environmental, social, and governance) measures when appropriate.


Liberty Mutual Insurance and CPWR expressly reserve the right to: (1) disqualify without notice any Applicant from the awards for any reason in their sole discretion; and (2) conduct a detailed background check, including a criminal history check, on any award finalist, at any time throughout the award process.