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Airgas to Exhibit and Discuss Industry Leading Safety Practices at ASSE Safety Conference, June 24-27 in Las Vegas

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the largest U.S. suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and safety products, will exhibit at Safety 2013 presented by The American Society of Safety Engineers, June 24 – 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Airgas will feature strategic insight and industry perspectives on its cost-effective safety solutions and innovations in personal protection equipment.

Additionally, Airgas safety specialists will host the educational session Safe Handling, Storage and Transportation of Compressed Gas Cylinders on Tuesday, June 25, and review the unique hazards of gases in the workplace, including the safe handling, storage, usage, and labeling to ensure optimal safety.

“As the recognized leader in industrial safety distribution, safety is a top priority for Airgas,” says Don Carlino, President – Airgas Safety. “We strive to continually educate our customers and associates about safe practices when using and handling our products, including compressed gases.”

The session will be led by Lori Carpenter, Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Safety Sales Specialist for the Airgas East region, and Bob Giannini, VP of Safety for the Airgas Northeast region. The session is sponsored by Women in Safety Engineering (WISE).

“Our customers utilize an array of compressed gases including liquefied, non-liquefied, and dissolved varietals,” explains Carpenter. “Our session will focus on the hazards associated with these gases and how to handle, store, identify, and label them to ensure a safe and secure workplace.”

The session is #553 and a part of the Environment/Hazardous Materials track. More information is available at the Airgas exhibit (Booth #1157) during ASSE Safety 2013, June 24-27.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit


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