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Installer Safety & Workforce Development Working Group

July 10, 2012

11am PST

 

712-432-1680

Code 522822

 

Training Certification Chart (2).doc

Installer Safety Workforce Development Factsheet 6 15 12.doc

 

Participants:

Joe Molitor, Sungevity

Heath Galloway, Sungevity

Karl Riedlinger, Solar City

Jesse Elliott, REC Solar

 

 

11:00     I.  Welcome, Roll-Call, Anti-trust Statement

 

11:05     II. Review Training & Certification Chart & Factsheet


 

Discussion

- purpose of chart and factsheet is to provide guidance to states and companies

- coordinate with state team to anticipate upcoming requirements

 

11:20     III. OSHA Safety Guidance Doc – Update – Christine

 

Discussion

- outline tasks associated with installer/contractors in solar

- currently being reviewed by OSHA

 

11:25     IV. Installer Safety Seminar – Update – Christine

 

Discussion

- renewed the Safety Management Seminar

- survey for members to respond – how will the project work best

 

11:30     V. Next Webinar – Sept. 27 - OSHA Certifications, etc.

 

Discussion

­- Dean McKenzie from federal OSHA will speak

- looking for a state OSHA representative

 

11:55     VI. New Topics & Comments from the Floor

 

11:58     VII. Next Meeting – August 1

 

12:00     VIII. Adjourn

 

 

 

ANTITRUST STATEMENT

 

The antitrust laws of the United States and the various states prohibit agreements, combinations and conspiracies in restraint of trade. Because trade associations are, by definition, combinations of competitors who meet together, it is particularly important to avoid inappropriate activities at these meetings or even the appearance of impropriety. Civil and criminal penalties can be and are imposed on violators, and antitrust claims can be brought by antitrust plaintiffs and prosecutors alike.

Some activities by competitors are deemed so pernicious and harmful that they are considered per se antitrust violations – it doesn’t matter whether the activities have a harmful effect on competition or not. These include price fixing, allocation of customers or territories, bid-rigging, and some forms of boycotts. Remember, too, that there are many features that go into pricing; agreements as to salaries paid, credit terms, and other factors that can directly impact price also are proscribed.

Competitors should avoid discussing certain subjects when they are together — either at formal association meetings or in informal contacts with other industry members. With rare exceptions that should be made only upon the advice of counsel, there should never be discussion of the following topics at any association meeting:

  • Any company’s individual prices or pricing policies, including: current and future prices, price increases or decreases; price stabilization; cash discounts; prices paid to input sources; credit terms; or what is a fair profit level;
  • Terms of sale, warranties or contract provisions;
  • Complaints to or about individual companies or competitors or other actions that might tend to hinder a competitor from competing fully and freely in any market; or discussions about whether to purchase from certain suppliers, sell to certain customers, or otherwise do business with certain entities (or trying to convince others to do the same);
  • Division of customers, territories or locations;
  • Specific R&D, sales or marketing plans, or any company’s confidential product, development or production strategies; or
  • Data concerning fees, prices, production, sales, bids, costs, salaries, or credit, unless the data in question is exchanged and disclosed pursuant to a carefully-crafted plan that has been approved by counsel.
  • Association meeting participants have an obligation to terminate any discussion, seek legal counsel’s advice, or, if necessary, terminate any meeting if the discussion might be construed to raise any antitrust risks.


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