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2011-12-21 22:35:00

The mesothelioma law firm of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason applauds the recent unequivocal statement by Inspector General Arthur Elkins Jr. of the United States Environmental Protection Agency that âœasbestos is a human carcinogen with no safe level of exposure.â (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Mesothelioma attorneys Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason represent clients every day who are suffering from asbestos cancer and diseases after being exposed to...

EPA Cut Corners On Climate Finding: Inspector General
2011-09-29 05:14:24

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took shortcuts in laying the groundwork to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases, the agency's Inspector General said on Wednesday in a report that could boost efforts to block new climate change rules. The report concluded that the environmental agency should have followed a more comprehensive review process in a technical paper it compiled to support its determination that greenhouse gases pose dangers to human health and welfare. ...

2011-08-12 14:22:00

Properly Prescribed, Power Wheelchairs Prevent Falls and Keep Thousands of Seniors and People with Disabilities Safe and Independent at Home, Lowering Healthcare Costs for Taxpayers WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A July 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) about power wheelchair usage in Medicare back in 2007 has resulted in misleading articles published in several media outlets, including USA Today....

2011-08-05 15:12:00

Council of Prison Locals Seeks to Protect Workers from Future Toxic Exposure WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council of Prison Locals (CPL) of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) today criticized the Bureau of Prison's (BOP) failure to implement safety recommendations to its Federal Prison Industries program - also known as UNICOR. Last year, the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General found staff and inmates at several BOP facilities...

2011-07-05 11:15:00

Appearing in the video are HHS IG Daniel Levinson, NY Medicaid IG James G. Sheehan, and Chief Counsel to the HHS IG Lewis Morris MINNEAPOLIS, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) today released a complimentary seven minute video - entitled Compliance Oversight for Health Care Leaders - has been produced as a result of a partnership between HCCA, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General, and University Hospitals Health...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).