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

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

 Airgas safety specialists to host session on the safe handling of compressed
                                gas cylinders

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- June 11, 2013

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 www.airgas.com.

Contact:

Airgas, Inc.
Media Contact:
Doug Sherman (610) 902-6270
doug.sherman@airgas.com
or
Investor Contact:
Barry Strzelec (610) 902-6256
barry.strzelec@airgas.com
 
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