Growing Societies, Heavy Equipment for Sale, and Harmony with the Planet
This world we live in continues to grow. Or at least the societies and the structures that are erected to house the populations of societies continue to grow. The world itself seems to be shrinking, as we become more connected to one another, and as we spread out to claim more and more land to build on. With a population numbering over 7 billion, human beings are constantly in need of new structures, whether to live in, work in, eat, play, or exercise in, and everything in between. So construction workers and those with heavy equipment for sale will likely not be struggling to find employment or interest any time in the near future.
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The world improves every day, as far as technology and efficiency for the way that societies run, and how we function within those societies. With more discoveries and advancements in technology by innovators and creative inventors occurring nearly every day, we are well on our way to the shining, towering cities of science fiction novels. And someone needs to build them.
Worldwide, the market for construction equipment has been estimated at around $145.5 billion, and if you look at the industry within the just the United States, there are about 7.8 million construction production employees working toward the ongoing development of the structures we use in society.
Safety and awareness in a potentially dangerous field
Anyone who has heavy equipment for sale, or who has worked in the vicinity of such equipment knows that there are strict regulations that must be followed to ensure the safety of everyone in the area, including the operator of the machine. From lifts to cranes to bulldozers and excavators, there are plenty of things to watch out for. The good news is that all of these potential dangers are carefully watched out for by the operator, who must be properly trained and sometimes also certified in order to even be allowed behind the controls.
Still, there is never such a thing as too careful when working with these types of machines. Unfortunately, about 35% of injuries that occur on the job each year are the result of accidents involving heavy equipment, and this machinery is also the cause of about 14% of workplace deaths annually. Accidents do happen, but many could also be avoided when the safety guidelines are properly followed.
The bigger picture
While it is certainly important to provide the necessary structures for all of the needs of society, it is also important to ensure that this major growth our species continues to pursue is in harmony with the planet, which has sadly not always been a major factor in the way things have been done. But things are starting to turn around. At least in the residential sector for construction, green building has seen a major rise, accounting for about 26% to 33% of the whole residential market, which has not only brought more awareness to environmental friendly building, but also helped the economy as well.
Humans will always have the urge to build taller, bigger, and better. And as long as we get into harmony with the planet that provides us with life, we should be able to continue to build and grow for years to come.