American Fire Retardant, American Safety Products Forge Agreement with Samaritan Healthcare Systems

June 29, 2004

American Safety Products, a division of California-based American Fire Retardant Corp. (, has signed an agreement with Samaritan Healthcare Systems Inc. to introduce the GLOVEBOX to the U.S. healthcare community.

Samaritan Healthcare Systems was founded in 1990 by a group of healthcare professionals who reportedly recognized the change starting to take place in the development of healthcare programs into a managed care system. This revolution in the healthcare industry, which had taken root on the West Coast, was moving east.

By 1992, Samaritan was reportedly well positioned to seize opportunities as the debate of the elections of 1992 heated regarding the model for healthcare reform that would be taking place in the future.

The principal consultant for Samaritan Healthcare, Joseph O’Connor, has been actively involved in the healthcare industry – in both the private and public sectors – for more than 20 years. He is the founder and president of Samaritan Healthcare Inc., a consulting organization, and he also serves as the liaison to the Catholic Diocese of New York for healthcare issues.

O’Connor said: “I am honored and excited to be associated with American Safety Products, American Fire Retardant and the GLOVEBOX. This is a product that is needed in all hospital and healthcare facilities and we at Samaritan Healthcare will do our part to establish distribution in the United States.”

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