With No Website Set Up for Companies, OSHA Demands Injury Reports

Our nation has undergone swift changes since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, and now it’s about to undergo another. Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun to instruct a number of “companies to begin submitting their injury records.” However, with the deadline to do so approaching, there is no website set up for workplaces to submit the requested records, meaning they can’t comply with OSHA’s request.

Uber Agrees To End Unsolicited Text Messages, Will Pay $40K

After being accused of sending unsolicited text messages to Washington consumers, Uber has agreed to “pay the state’s Attorney General’s Office $40,000 to cover investigation fees” and will stop sending the unsolicited texts. The complaints of the text messages began rolling in back in 2014 with people claiming they were receiving “texts from Uber and having no way to opt-out of the messages.”

Perdue Foods Recalls Organic Chicken Sausage

Another recall has been issued, this time for a popular organic chicken sausage produced by Perdue Foods LLC. The recall was issued after complaints started rolling in from customers claiming they found “pieces of blue plastic inside the product,” specifically the “organic Italian chicken sausage manufactured under its Harvestland brand.”

Gulf Bends Over for Offshore Drilling

Oil. Our modern economy can’t exist without it. It powers our transportation, feeds our growing population, provides a cornucopia of plastic products (and oceans of plastic waste), precipitates wars, fouls our environment, and burning it raises sea levels. Our cultural response to the black, sticky stuff is equally complex and internally contradictory. With offshore drilling back in the news, it’s worth thinking about what we’re willing to accept in exchange for oil.

CDC ‘Ends’ Vulto Creamery Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued their final report on the deadly outbreak “traced to soft, raw milk cheese from Vulto Creamery of Walton, NY,” officially ending the outbreak. In total, eight people were confirmed with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes, and all of them required hospitalization.