¬†Utilities eye ‘layered defense’ to protect workforce Smaller staging areas, other protocols planned Sector constantly checking pulse of supply chain With the Atlantic hurricane season just around the corner, utilities with vulnerable service territories are trying to anticipate any disaster recovery snags that may arise in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And updated protocols tested following severe weather that occurred in some parts of the US during the spring are changing what on-the-ground utility disaster recovery looks like this year.¬† For example, under normal circumstances, a large base camp would be set up where the numerous utility workers who respond to a natural disaster can congregate to collect materials, eat and sleep. But now, utilities “want to break those large base camps up into smaller staging areas” to prevent crowding and enable social distancing, Stan […]