Charity Madrid-Torres joined the University of Arizona with over nine (9) years of experience in the safety field and over thirteen (13) years of experience in operations management. Prior to joining University of Arizona, Charity started her career working for a national staffing company as a Corporate Safety Consultant. While with the organization, she was responsible for the company’s Central Region and eventually moved to the Southwestern Region; handling a variety of accounts in states of Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona, and assisted with North and South Carolina. Because of the vastness of area that she was responsible for, Charity became very knowledgeable with both State and Federal regulations regarding Occupational Safety and Health. She has a sound grasp on General Industry standards and is currently expanding her knowledge within the Construction Industry Standards.
Having a passion for keeping employees safe, and wanting to turn the tide on how employers view safety, Charity received her OSHA Outreach Authorization from University of California San Diego and became authorized to train OSHA 10-Hour and OHSA 30-Hour classes in 2011. Charity is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology here at the University of Arizona. She is also currently working on her CIT (Certified Instructional Trainer) certification through BCSP. Charity uses her platform as safety trainer to motivate and inspire both employers and employees to view safety from the standpoint of saving a life and being able to live harm-free; educating her audience on the importance that safety is not just about following rules and regulations.
Charity currently serves as the Vice President of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) – Southern Arizona Chapter and is the incoming president for 2020.
With her experience in working with a variety of businesses in numerous industries to her ability to engage those she works with, Charity’s goal is to turn safety into how people live instead of a reactive band-aide. She believes that safety is a way of life.
Formal Education, Certifications
University of California San Diego
OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer
OHSA 30-Hour Construction
Forklift Train the Trainer