ASSE went all high-tech Monday morning at its grand opening session. ASSE President Terrie Norris led the packed ballroom in a text messaging poll. So instead of silencing cell phones, attendees texted their answers to a pre-set number.
Question one: Did you go out to dinner in Denver last night?
- Yes: 65%
- No: 35%
Question two: Have you downloaded one of the free safety apps available at the meeting?
- Yes: 55%
- No: 45%
Question three: What are you here for?
- Technical sessions – 53%
- Networking – 25%
- Expo – 12%
- General sessions – 8%
Later in the day, Dr. David Michaels, the OSHA chief, took video-taped and texted questions from the audience.
‘So long’ to the man running around the room with a mic reaching out to attendees to take their questions.