Ron Kelusky

Chief Prevention Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister at Ontario Ministry of Labour,, Training and Skills Development

Ron Kelusky is Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The CPO oversees the Prevention Office within the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and has a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Working with Ontario’s health and safety system partners to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
  • Reporting to the Minister of Labour on the performance of Ontario’s occupational health and safety system through an Annual Report
  • Setting province-wide training and safety programs standards
  • The establishment and implementation of a new provincial occupational health and safety strategy

Under the CPO’s leadership, the Prevention Office has supported workplaces in Ontario to implement health and safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has included working on cross government and industry committees and producing over 200 workplace guidance resources which have been viewed over one million times.

Prior to his appointment as CPO, Ron was President and CEO of Public Services Health and Safety Association (PSHSA), a Health and Safety Association of the Ministry of Labour. Before joining PSHSA, Ron held senior positions within the private and not for profit sectors and in municipal government. Ron holds a Master of Business Administration, is a Certified Municipal Manager (CMM III) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and Canadian Society of Safety Engineers.