John Batt is director of product stewardship and
regulatory advocacy for Airgas, Inc., the largest
U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty
gases and hardgoods, such as welding equipment,
supplies and safety products.
Health-conscience employers can ensure that welders work safely by providing special respiratory protection. Understanding the most effective ways to increase the level of safety in the welding process can help ensure that welders are working in an environment that protects, rather than compromises, their respiratory health.