Handle Stones with Care aims at protecting workers by using adequate practices, techniques and technologies to minimize their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

In fact, we believe that with the correct preventive measures, the risk to incur in respiratory diseases such as silicosis can be drastically minimized.

In addition, the three guidelines that are being put forward are aimed at complementing the existing regulatory framework and at supporting employers and employees to comply with it.

The initiative will also be a repository for state of the art techniques and it is aimed at gathering ideas, inputs and collaboration from stakeholders to further improve workers’ protection.