Airgas Safety provides a range of industrial and safety products. It offers abatement, environmental cleanup and industrial hygiene equipment. Operational for more than 80 years, the company provides technical support and shipping services. Airgas Safety stocks over 20,000 products and offers eye, head, hand and respiratory protection products. It maintains nearly 600 branch locations and regional distribution centers. Airgas Safety provides products from several manufacturers, including Ansell, North Safety Products and Aearo Company. It is a part of Airgas, which is one of the largest distributors of welding supplies, safety products, and industrial, medical and specialty gases in the United States. Founded in 1982, Airgas has a staff of nearly 10,000 individuals in approximately 1,000 locations that include cylinder fill plants, production facilities and regional distribution centers.