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Why Businesses Should Check MVRs For Their Drivers: A Quick Guide

As an employer, you have a responsibility to put safe drivers behind the wheel when they are driving for your business. Checking driver Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) is one way to do this. MVRs can give you information about a driver’s accidents, traffic violations and license status. This can help you decide whether or not someone is a good candidate… Continue readingWhy Businesses Should Check MVRs For Their Drivers: A Quick Guide

NVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention

Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Firefighters can be exposed to carcinogens when they respond to a fire, and the risk of developing cancer increases with each exposure. NIOSH recommends that firefighters take steps to protect themselves from cancer-causing agents, including wearing personal protective equipment and… Continue readingNVFC Lavender Ribbon Report – firefighter cancer prevention

Traffic fatalities rise again in 2021

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their estimates on fatalities due to traffic crashes for 2021, and the news is unfortunate: 201936,096 traffic fatalities 202038,680 traffic fatalities(7.2% increase) 202142,915 traffic fatalities(10.9% increase)   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NHTSA estimated that vehicle miles traveled decreased by 430.2 billion miles in 2020, compared… Continue readingTraffic fatalities rise again in 2021