Hi! I’m Abby Ferri, and I have over 18 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 for Arthur J. Gallagher as a Senior Risk Control Consultant based out of the Bloomington, MN office.
As of July 15, 2020, I am now a published author!
American Society of Safety Professionals – I have been a Professional Member since 2003, and am the past-President of the Northwest Chapter and past-Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) common interest group. I have served the Northwest Chapter and Orange County (CA) Chapter in various elected and volunteer roles including Secretary, Delegate, newsletter editor, social media chairperson, and event planner.
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild – Allied Trade Member, 2015-2017; 2016 & 2017 Safety Committee Sponsor. As an active Allied Trade member, I worked with other members to develop the Guild’s first safety services for the membership.
2021 ASSP Women in Safety Excellence common interest group Safety Professional of the Year (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 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