Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island

Towing


This time of year, PEI's Farmers are busy harvesting crops and construction sites are focused on completing their builds before winter. The fall season provides many challenges. In particular, wet weather can present unfavorable soil conditions for equipment operators, occasionally leading to equipment getting stuck. During this time, it is important that equipment operators recognize the risks associated with pulling heavy equipment, tractors, or trucks out of mud, sand, or snow. Towing can introduce an unexpected or costly task in your work day, and owners and operators need to understand the potential risks of unsafe practices that can lead to expensive repairs or injuries.

The resources below provide vital towing information that can help ensure safe towing practices:


For additional safe agricultural and construction practices, visit www.wcb.pe.ca/Workplace/Industries.

For more information on these or other resources, contact the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Workers Compensation Board at 902-368-5697 or ohs@wcb.pe.ca.