This months news

Breathe easy

The British Lung Foundation has launched two leaflets to promote the work of
its Breathe Easy Club, which provides support and information for people with
lung disease.  Breathe Easy For Health
Professionals and Breathe Easy are available from 78 Hatton Garden, London,
EC1N 8LD, or via

Corporate killing

Company bosses are worried their directors will quit if the Government goes
ahead with plans to introduce a "corporate killing" law. A study by
the British Safety Council found 40 per cent of those interviewed said they
feared directors would leave rather than risk heavy fines or imprisonment.
Under the Home Office plan named directors should be held responsible for
health and safety and be made criminally liable for deaths caused through

Improved conditions for pregnant women

The DfEE has joined four other organisations to be awarded entry to the
Pregnancy Accreditation Programme of children’s charity Tommy’s Campaign. The
programme aims to improve conditions for pregnant women in the workplace. The
other three firms were Adams Childrenswear, City firm Merrill Lynch, lawyer
Linklaters & Alliance and advertising agency HHCL.

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