Welcome to Crystalline Silica and Health Website

This website has been created through a joint effort of the European Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe) and its members for the purpose of providing useful information on RCS, including information on the numerous industry initiatives regarding RCS workplace exposure prevention and Substance Classification of crystalline silica (fine fraction).

Industry is a strong advocate of the prevention of workers exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) and, to this aim, has been the initiator of an innovative Social Dialogue Agreement on workers' health protection through the good handling and use of crystalline silica and products containing it. See chapter RCS workplace exposure prevention for more information.


This website has been assembled by IMA-Europe on the basis of publicly available information and documentation supplied by its members and advisors. IMA-Europe does not, either towards IMA members or third parties, either expressly or implied,  represent, warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability or completeness of  the content of this webpage and processes and methods it describes.