Grant recipient: David Levine
Term: 2014 — 2015
Principal Investigator: David Levine, Ph. D., University of California Berkeley
Funding: $96,000 from LJAF ($57,000 from other philanthropic sources)
Summary: This project was a large, multi-site RCT of workplace health and safety inspections conducted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). For a sample of about 13,000 business establishments eligible for a randomized inspection, the study tested whether being randomly chosen for inspection affects establishments’ subsequent injury rates and business outcomes (e.g., sales, business closures) over a three-to-four year period – all measured through administrative data from OSHA and other sources. The study’s pre-specified analysis plan is linked here.
This study has been completed. A plain-language summary of the findings is available here.