Karen Foss

Ron Kelusky

Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO)

Ron Kelusky is Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The CPO oversees the Prevention Office within the Ministry of Labour, 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

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.


  • Creating impact through action