Safety Services


Hetsco through its USA Response division provides all of your low and high angle rescue requirements through their technical response teams.

Hetsco has trained personnel for executing their own high angle rescue for their projects. In 1994 in response to changes in industry safety requirements and OSHA, NFPA and ANSI standards Hetsco formed USA Response to provide our technical rescue teams (TRT) and confined space entry services.

It is Hetsco’s practice to provide total pre-rigged rescue services at point of entry, before any entry is made into the unit, and maintain on unit monitoring from inception of work until completion and the last worker is out of the unit.

USA Response can offer your company a totally equipped rescue team with state of the art equipment that meets or exceeds all standards. Including NFPA 1983, experienced and highly trained rescue technicians with hands on experience in cold box ASU units, boilers, chemical facilities and refineries, to name a few.

On site we also maintain:

  • Permitting
  • Pre-job safety meetings
  • Assist with lockout tagout procedures
  • Perform hazard recognition
  • Continuous Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Complete rigging of rope systems

Our technical rescue team (TRT) members have to qualify in the minimum of training aspects, including:

  • Hands on rope rescue training
  • 24 Hour Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Hexavalant Chromium, Benzene, and Hydrogen Sulphide Training
  • Fire Hazard Training and Recognition
  • 30 Hour OSHA Construction Course
  • First Aid CPR, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens Training and Medical First Responder
  • Safety Supervision Courses
  • Confined Space Entry Attendant, Entrant, and Supervisor Training Courses
  • TWIC Card Certified
  • Many TRT members have the Society of Professional Rope Technicians (SPRAT) certification

We have a team of professionals that are available to you as a standalone service for all areas of your plant.


USA Response; a division of Hetsco, Incorporated offers safety training classes taught on your site. Our instructors at USA Response have years of experience in the training we are offering to your company, in the classroom setting and also the hands-on training setting.

Listed below are samples of the courses we can offer your company:

  • 4 Hour hazardous materials awareness training per 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • 8 Hour hazardous materials awareness training per 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • 24 Hour hazardous materials operations training per 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • 40 Hour hazardous materials technician training per 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • 8 Hour annual hazardous materials training per 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • 8, 16, or 24 Hour trench rescue awareness or hands-on training per 29 CFR 1926.650, 651, 652
  • 4 or 8 Hour confined space entry awareness training per 29 CFR 1910.146
  • 4 or 8 Hour confined space annual confined space entry refresher training per 29 CFR 1910.146
  • 4 or 8 Hour fire hazard or fire brigade training per 29 CFR 1926.150
  • 4 Hour fire extinguisher training per 29 CFR 1926.150
  • Forklift training per 29 CFR 1910.178
  • 4 Hour lockout tagout training per 29 CFR 1910.147
  • 10 and 30 Hour OSHA Construction training

These are some of the over 30 OSHA Compliant training courses we teach our team and can train your team through our highly disciplined, experienced and knowledgeable instructors. We are offering these courses to your company whether it is in construction, industry, refinery, chemical processing, or other manufacturing, to suit your needs.


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Hetsco and USA Response can provide safety supervisors to supplement your in house safety department during times of plant maintenance outages, or for construction projects.

Hetsco maintains membership in the following safety organizations: ISNetworld, PEC Premier, National Compliance Management System, Houston Area Safety Council, Three Rivers Training Group, Metro Indianapolis Coalition Construction Safety, PICS, and BROWZ.

When a client sets up the pre-planning meeting with all organizations involved, on the top of their list is safety. At Hetsco and USA Response, we can provide safety supervisors on-site from the beginning of the project until completion. Recently we have been awarded contracts to work on large projects on which had no reportable or recordable incidents under our safety watch. That not only says a lot for the contractors on-site, but we believe we assisted with this “zero” task by having fully trained and heavily seasoned safety supervisors on-site. Our safety supervisors have extensive training and knowledge in:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Confined Space Entry Technicians
  • High Angle Rope Rescue Technicians
  • Competent Person Trained in Many Categories
  • First/Aid CPR Trained
  • Rigging, Trenching and Fall Protection Trained
  • Specialty Gas Awareness Training (Hex Chrome, H2S, Benzene, SO2, SO3)
  • OSHA 500 Construction Compliance Trained

Whether it is for a small project or large, Hetsco and USA Response can provide the dedicated, experienced, highly trained safety supervisors that not only want to see everyone go home safe at night, but a group who totally enjoy their occupation.


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Recent News

Chart Lifecycle Acquires Hetsco

"We are very excited to welcome the Hetsco team to the Chart Lifecycle family. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will further bolster our commitment to delivering best-in-class, timely services to our customers.” Sam Thigpen, President – Chart Lifecycle, Inc.

Hetsco is delighted to announce that it has been acquired by Chart Lifecycle, Inc., a subsidiary of Chart Industries, Inc. The combined business will focus on extending equipment lifespan by offering services from installation/start-up, operations/maintenance, training/support, monitoring, process optimization, repair/maintenance and extended warranty. This acquisition supplements Chart’s current offering by bringing a full suite of welding services for industrial gas and gas processing facilities including mission critical repair, specialty maintenance, construction/fabrication and safety services, with a particular focus on brazed aluminium heat exchangers.

To learn more visit www.ChartLifecycle.com

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