OSHA and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) have signed a formal alliance that will make health and safety information and compliance assistance resources available to all employers, with a particular focus on small and independent businesses.

“Small and independent businesses represent the vast majority of all employers in our country,” said OSHA chief John Henshaw. “By working with NFIB, we can reach more business owners, managers and workers to promote workplace safety and health.”

OSHA and NFIB will develop and promote accessible and user-friendly tools to encourage and help small business owners create and implement effective safety and health management programs in the workplace.

The National Federation of Independent Business is a small business advocacy group with 600,000 members.