Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: The Impact of Worker Protection Efforts
(Employment and Training Programs)

Thursday, November 12, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Orchid A (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Jacob Alex Klerman, Abt Associates
Panel Chairs:  Jonathan Simonetta, U.S. Department of Labor
Discussants:  Annalisa Mastri, Mathematica Policy Research

The Impact of Marketing OSHA's On-site Consultation Program
Randall Juras, Jacob Alex Klerman and Amy Minzner, Abt Associates

Evaluations of Osha's Federal Agency Targeting Program
Ed Dieterle1, Shane Thompson2, Laura Hoesly1 and Natalie Patten1, (1)Summit, LLC, (2)Summit Consulting, LLC

Ripple Effects of Wage and Hour Investigations
Scott Davis1, Nzinga Broussard2 and Samuel Ampaabeng2, (1)IMPAQ International, LLC, (2)IMPAQ International

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) conducts a range of field operation to protect workers in the workplace. As part of the Obama Administration’s push towards evidence based policy, USDOL has moved to estimate the impact of these operations. This session brings together three such impact evaluations—two in the context of the operations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and one in the context of wage and hour violations (e.g., back wages due).
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