CSE JudgeLouise Logan

Rodney C. Cook

Vice President, Workplace Health and Safety Services, WSIB


For more than 20 years, Rod Cook has been a leader in business transformation in both the private and public sectors.


Currently, Rod is the Vice President of Workplace Health and Safety Services at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). He oversees all aspects of workplace health and safety programs at the WSIB, with a focus on being at the forefront of innovation and creating a culture of health and safety in Ontario. In 2019, he led the launch of a digital-first program; the Health and Safety Excellence program (HSEp), which provides a clear roadmap for businesses to improve their health and safety culture and practices leading to injury and illness avoidance. Shortly after the launch of HSEp, the team received an international recognition by winning a Bronze Stevie award for Sales and Customer Service, under the COVID-19 response category.


Before joining Workplace Health and Safety Services, Rod spent four years as the WSIB’s Vice President of Human Resources. Under Rod’s leadership, the WSIB was awarded the Mental Health at Work Silver Level certification from Excellence Canada.


In 2018, Rod was awarded with the Morley Gunderson Prize by the University of Toronto to recognize and honour his outstanding professional achievement and service to the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources. Most recently, Rod was appointed to the Prevention Council to provide advice to the Minister and Chief Prevention Officer.


Rod serves on multiple Board of Directors including National Institute of Disability Management and Research, the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences and Excellence Canada.


Rod has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from University of Toronto. Rod also earned the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® designation in 2020.


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