Hi! I’m Abby Ferri, and I have 20 years of experience in the field of safety and health in diverse industries including construction, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality, beverage, and retail.

A colleague once described me as a “practical and creative safety professional,” and that phrase has stuck! I continue to hone my ability to relate to the trades level as well as managers and executives. My approach has helped my clients build their safety program from scratch or improve upon processes and culture that were already in place.

Before 2014, I was employed full-time in safety. I began to take on freelance work after the birth of my first child in 2012. I officially established The Ferri Group LLC in 2014 and actively consulted for diverse industry groups through 2019.

Now, my experience coupled with emerging technology allows me to be assisted by artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help my clients identify specific high risk activities, predict injuries that are most likely to occur, and pinpoint specific risk management activities to prevent the most likely injuries. I am excited to offer these services and insight in my current role as the Chief Risk and Safety Officer at Insurate and Managing Partner of the United States Industrial Safety Association. 


I’ve written two books (so far):

  • The Safety Habit
  • The Safety Consultant Tool Kit

Visit my Amazon author page to purchase the books for yourself or as gifts, and follow my page to be the first to know about my latest books!

For blog features and article quotes, visit my Publications page.

Professional Associations


2022 ASSP Safety Professional of the Year (SPY)

2022 ASSP awards reception in Chicago where I received the Safety Professional of the Year.

2022 ASSP Council on Practices and Standards SPY

2022 ASSP Region 5 SPY

2022 ASSP Northwest Chapter SPY

2021 ASSP Women in Safety Excellence common interest group SPY

2019 International Safety Equipment Association Robert B. Hurley Distinguished Service Award

2019 ASSP Consultants Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year (SPY)


The Ferri Group – Clients Served – A Snapshot

Clients served include general contractors, specialty contractors, restaurant and beverage (yes, this includes breweries!), real estate, retail, healthcare, hospitality, training providers, and small businesses and startups.


The Ferri Group LLC has held certifications as a Small & Woman Owned Business Enterprise recognized by Ramsey & Hennepin Counties and The City of St. Paul.

  • CERT Vendor # 20486571, NAICS 541690 – Safety Consulting Services
  • City of Minneapolis Target Market Program Vendor
  • MN Certified Targeted Group Business, Vendor #0000991289, NAICS 541690
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