Another week into the COVID-19 pandemic in Greenwich, Monday had a bright start courtesy courtesy of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 420 who organized 30 trucks to drive by Greenwich Hospital and show support for frontline health care workers.
Roman Stanislavskyy, senior supervisor for field operations, said the drive-by thank you was the union’s idea and was the fourth of four parades they’ve done to date.
Last week they organized parades in Danbury, Torrington and Norwalk.
“All the departments are represented today,” Stanislavskyy said. “We got representatives from different departments: line workers, underground departments, meter and service, the engineering dept, testing, electrical maintenance guys, and our safety and garage fleet. All were represented today.”
Stanislavskyy said some Eversource personnel are working from home, but field personnel are all showing up to work daily to patrol the lines and make sure the system is in order.
“Since so many people are working from home, and all the kids are at home, it’s our priority is to make sure there is no interruption of service and and no outages to homes,” he said, adding that safety among their workers is paramount.
“And we do social distancing. We have all kinds of masks. We clean the trucks before and after our shifts,” he said. “We have safety briefings every morning outside, staying away from each other. Our safety dept has a lot of information on how to clean the masks and proceed with our regular work.”
Also, he said, “Our Human Resources department is very strict. If you’re not feeling well, don’t come to work, notify your supervisor and HR. Everybody’s well.”