Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW TOOL FOR PATTERN OF VIOLATIONS (POV) MONITORING ANNOUNCED BY PREDICTIVE COMPLIANCE

Denver, Colorado – Monday, April 1, 2013 — Predictive Compliance, the most comprehensive MSHA citation management and compliance analytics software system, is pleased to announce it has developed a “one click” tool enabling operators with more than one mine to quickly identify and monitor their MSHA Pattern of Violations (POV) status.



Without the new Predictive Compliance “one click” tool, an operator would have to look up each mine individually on MSHA’s website to determine their POV status. The new Predictive Compliance tool eliminates this time consuming and costly step. Moreover, MSHAs website data is based on a “latest twelve month cycle” which can be misleading as it may not reflect the applicable date-range over which MSHA’s POV data are measured. Predictive Compliance’s new tool reduces the risk for such errors because it can easily adjust the date range searched and will reflect more up-to-date, accurate data for analysis.

This new capability was developed to help operators address the recent MSHA change in the POV rule which places increasing responsibility on operators to monitor their own compliance. Under the old rule, operators were issued a warning called a Potential Pattern of Violations (PPOV) notice and given a chance to correct errors in MSHA’s data and implement corrective action plans before being placed in POV status. The new MSHA rule eliminates this PPOV warning. Now, operators are expected to monitor their own status and proactively identify errors in MSHA’s data and, if necessary, implement action plans on their own. Predictive Compliance’s new “one-click” tool provides operators the ability to identify and monitor the POV status of all of their sites on a single screen in real time in an easy to use format.

Using Predictive Compliance’s new tool can help operators avoid MSHA’s most serious sanctions. Unless operators are keeping very careful track of every mine site and citation over time, they can get stuck in a POV status that is very difficult to get out of where every “Significant and Substantial” (S&S) citation becomes a closure order and operators cannot escape it unless they go through an entire inspection without an S&S citation.

Predictive Compliance continues to offer mining companies and contractors a unique approach to easily automate their MSHA compliance management and more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations. Our user friendly software allows mining organizations to upload citations as they are received, instantly calculate the predicted penalty, and show the impact that citation (and future citations) would have on compliance costs, resources and operations. Predictive Compliance also helps decision-makers when planning to contest a citation and provides tools to identify and track potential patterns of violation, quickly compile citation data needed to respond to the new Dodd-Frank Act SEC reporting requirements. With the addition of “MineState” this past year, Predictive Compliance users can also benchmark their performance against other, similar mines.

The development of this new “one-click” tool of POV monitoring increases Predictive Compliance’s ability to help the mining industry realize true risk mitigation and then implement measures to avoid such risk in the future.

If you’re interested in learning more about these Predictive Compliance solutions please visit www.predictivecompliance.com.

PREDICTIVE COMPLIANCE KEY FACTS:
• Predictive Compliance is a “subscription” based software-as-a-service provider. Services available include:
   • Instant Predictive Penalty Calculation Analytics;
   • Citation Management and Reporting Capabilities
   • Inspector Assessment Data
   • Mine Summary Information Page
   • Instant Dodd-Frank Act SEC Report Data Compilation System
   • Current Pattern of Violation Criteria Tracking; and
   • Simultaneous Visibility of Multiple ID Operators
• Predictive Compliance proprietary software is designed to be user friendly so all mining companies and contractors can easily automate their citation management.
• Predictive Compliance users can scan and upload citations as they get them. The Predictive Compliance program instantly can calculate the predicted penalty, show the impact that the citation would have on compliance costs and allow the company /contractor to plan how best to contest and manage the citation.
• Predictive Compliance analytics also allows prediction of future citation costs and helps users more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations.
• Predictive Compliance’s new MineState feature allows instant benchmarking of compliance performance against all similarly situated mines in any state.
• Predictive Compliance works with any off-the-shelf scanner.
• Predictive Compliance was created in 2009 by MSHA compliance attorney Mark Savit, with over thirty years of experience dealing with MSHA both in the agency and outside of it. Mark Savit was the recipient of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals H.L Boling Above and Beyond Safety Award (May 2012) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration’s (SME) 2008 Daniel C. Jackling Award, presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics.


Predictive Compliance can be contacted at: Josh Savit (801) 231-8536

Predictive Compliance 1940 Blake St. Suite 105 A Denver, Colorado 80202 801-994-6455 savitj@predictivecompliance.com www.predictivecompliance.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PREDICTIVE COMPLIANCE ENTERS INTO STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH BROWZ TO ENHANCE SUPPORT TO THE MINING INDUSTRY

Denver, Colorado – Wednesday September 19, 2012, — Predictive Compliance, the most innovative MSHA citation management and compliance analytics software system, is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic relationship with BROWZ, the leading provider of contractor prequalification and compliance management services, to provide enhanced support to the mining industry. Under this arrangement, mining companies and contractors will have unprecedented access to Predictive Compliance’s state-of-the-art MSHA citation management, prevention, forecasting and benchmarking tools, as well as to BROWZ’ patented contractor management software and support services.

“Our strategic relationship with a company which has expertise in different areas of MSHA compliance which complement Predictive Compliance’s proprietary citation management software and analytical services makes enormous sense.” said Mark Savit, renowned MSHA compliance attorney and General Manager of Predictive Compliance. “BROWZ is a recognized leader in contractor management with a global reach in the mining industry. We are excited about working together to develop future products that will expand and enhance services and support to the industry of both Predictive Compliance and BROWZ.”

Started only three years ago, Predictive Compliance offers a unique approach to mining companies and contractors to easily automate their MSHA compliance management and more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations. Our user friendly software allows mining organizations to upload citations as they are received, instantly calculate the predicted penalty, and show the impact that citation (and future citations) would have on compliance costs, resources and operations. Predictive Compliance also helps decision-makers when planning to contest a citation and provides tools to identify and track potential patterns of violation, quickly compile citation data needed to respond to the new Dodd-Frank Act SEC reporting requirements and to benchmark their performance against other, similar mines.

Founded in 2002, BROWZ pioneered modern compliance management solutions. First developing software modules specific to MSHA, risk, and EHS, today BROWZ is the leading provider of contractor prequalification and ongoing compliance management solutions in the mining industry. With a growing demand for contractor screening services around the globe, BROWZ supports multiple industries beyond mining which include manufacturing, chemical, energy, pharmaceuticals, cement and aggregates. BROWZ’ patented technology has been localized in five languages and supported in offices around the world.

Both companies’ solutions, when used in tandem, help the mining industry realize true risk mitigation and then implement measures to avoid such risk in the future. Their strategic relationship will create benefits for customers of both companies without adding to costs.

If you’re interested in learning more about either of these solutions please visit www.predictivecompliance.com or www.browz.com

PREDICTIVE COMPLIANCE KEY FACTS:
• Predictive Compliance is a “subscription” based software-as-a-service provider. Services available include:
   • Instant Predictive Penalty Calculation Analytics;
   • Citation Management and Reporting Capabilities
   • Inspector Assessment Data
   • Mine Summary Information Page
   • Instant Dodd-Frank Act SEC Report Data Compilation System
   • Current Pattern of Violation Criteria Tracking; and
   • Simultaneous Visibility of Multiple ID Operators
• Predictive Compliance proprietary software is designed to be user friendly so all mining companies and contractors can easily automate their citation management.
• Predictive Compliance users can scan and upload citations as they get them. The Predictive Compliance program instantly can calculate the predicted penalty, show the impact that the citation would have on compliance costs and allow the company /contractor to plan how best to contest and manage the citation.
• Predictive Compliance analytics also allows prediction of future citation costs and helps users more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations.
• Predictive Compliance’s new MineState feature allows instant benchmarking of compliance performance against all similarly situated mines in any state.
• Predictive Compliance works with any off-the-shelf scanner.
• Predictive Compliance was created in 2009 by MSHA compliance attorney Mark Savit, with over thirty years of experience dealing with MSHA both in the agency and outside of it. Mark Savit was the recipient of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals H.L Boling Above and Beyond Safety Award (May 2012) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration’s (SME) 2008 Daniel C. Jackling Award, presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics.


Predictive Compliance can be contacted at: Josh Savit (801) 231-8536

Predictive Compliance 1940 Blake St. Suite 105 A Denver, Colorado 80202 801-994-6455 savitj@predictivecompliance.com www.predictivecompliance.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW “MINESTATE” FEATURE ALLOWS INSTANT BENCHMARKING OF COMPLIANCE PERFORMANCE BY STATE

Denver, Colorado - Friday, September 7, 2012 — Predictive Compliance, the most innovative MSHA citation management and compliance analytics software system, is pleased to announce it has developed a new “MineState” feature which allows instant benchmarking of a mining company’s compliance performance against all similarly situated mines in any State in the nation. Benchmarking compliance performance is critical to identifying and understanding compliance costs-- which have a direct effect on a company’s net profit. “MineState” provides a powerful new tool to help companies gage their compliance costs and more effectively direct their scarce compliance management resources.

In the last five years, MSHA penalty costs have risen approximately 500%. They are now a quantifiable cost per unit and visibility of these costs is more important than ever to individual mines, mining companies, industry organizations and investors. Used in conjunction with Predictive Compliance’s proprietary citation management and analytics software system, “MineState” provides a comprehensive, real-time picture of a company’s compliance management efforts.

“MineState” will be sold at a reduced rate to Predictive Compliance users or as a separate product for those who are interested solely in having access to this benchmarking data and reporting capability.

“No other product exists to allow companies to see how they are doing compared to similarly situated mines. Currently, for example, there is no way for a safety manager or operations manager to know how the company’s non-fatal days lost rate compares to other similar mines – whether underground metal or non-metal or surface- to-surface mines.” said Mark Savit, renowned MSHA compliance attorney and General Manager of Predictive Compliance. “Without the “MineState” benchmarking capability, compliance management is like throwing darts in the dark.”

Predictive Compliance offers a unique approach to mining companies and contractors to easily automate their MSHA compliance management and more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations. Our user friendly software allows mining organizations to upload citations as they are received, instantly calculate the predicted penalty, and show the impact that citation (and future citations) would have on compliance costs, resources and operations. Predictive Compliance also helps decision-makers when planning to contest a citation and provides tools to identify and track potential patterns of violation, quickly compile citation data needed to respond to the new Dodd-Frank Act SEC reporting requirements. With the addition of “MineState”, Predictive Compliance users will be able to benchmark their performance against other, similar mines.

The development of MineState increases Predictive Compliance’s ability to help the mining industry realize true risk mitigation and then implement measures to avoid such risk in the future.

If you’re interested in learning more about these solutions please visit www.predictivecompliance.com

PREDICTIVE COMPLIANCE KEY FACTS:
• Predictive Compliance is a “subscription” based software-as-a-service provider. Services available include:
   • Instant Predictive Penalty Calculation Analytics;
   • Citation Management and Reporting Capabilities
   • Inspector Assessment Data
   • Mine Summary Information Page
   • Instant Dodd-Frank Act SEC Report Data Compilation System
   • Current Pattern of Violation Criteria Tracking; and
   • Simultaneous Visibility of Multiple ID Operators
• Predictive Compliance proprietary software is designed to be user friendly so all mining companies and contractors can easily automate their citation management.
• Predictive Compliance users can scan and upload citations as they get them. The Predictive Compliance program instantly can calculate the predicted penalty, show the impact that the citation would have on compliance costs and allow the company /contractor to plan how best to contest and manage the citation.
• Predictive Compliance analytics also allows prediction of future citation costs and helps users more effectively allocate their resources for safer, more efficient operations.
• Predictive Compliance’s new MineState feature allows instant benchmarking of compliance performance against all similarly situated mines in any state.
• Predictive Compliance works with any off-the-shelf scanner.
• Predictive Compliance was created in 2009 by MSHA compliance attorney Mark Savit, with over thirty years of experience dealing with MSHA both in the agency and outside of it. Mark Savit was the recipient of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals H.L Boling Above and Beyond Safety Award (May 2012) and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration’s (SME) 2008 Daniel C. Jackling Award, presented for significant contributions to technical progress in mining, geology, and geophysics.


Predictive Compliance can be contacted at: Josh Savit (801) 231-8536

Predictive Compliance 1940 Blake St. Suite 105 A Denver, Colorado 80202 801-994-6455 savitj@predictivecompliance.com www.predictivecompliance.com