Hi! I’m Abby Ferri, and I have over 17 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 (Moselle!) in 2012. I officially established The Ferri Group LLC in 2014 at the request of a client who simply wanted to make sure they paid me as an entity and not an individual. I’ve grown The Ferri Group since that first project to provide safety, and risk control services to diverse industry groups.

Currently I work as a Senior Safety Consultant at Merjent, Inc.

As of July 15, 2020, I am now a published author! Check out The Safety Habit on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle.

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 is a certified 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

Professional Associations

American Society of Safety Professionals – I have been a Professional Member since 2003, elected twice as a Northwest Chapter Delegate, and currently serve as the Northwest ASSE Chapter President-Elect and the Women In Safety Excellence (WISE) Administrator.

Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild – Allied Trade Member, 2015-2017; 2016 & 2017 Safety Committee Sponsor.


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

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