The article, which fits in the organizational discourse studies, explores how subjects who constitute the interorganizational texture of safety in the province of Trento (policy makers, people who implement policies as well as workers), negotiate what safety and risk in temporary jobs mean within the same discursive context. Drawing from the so called «what’s the problem represented to be approach» (Bacchi, 2009), authors do a discourse analysis of 60 interviews, through which they aim not only to detect different discursive representations of work safety within the specific interorganizational texture of safety analyzed, but also they interrogate the data about what are the discursive, the subjectification, and lived effects produced by those discourses. Three discursive representations of the «problem» of work safety are shown: the discourse focused on the role of laws; that one centered on the organizational and working processes; and the discourse on the quality of (working) life. They not only differ depending on the professional identities and organizational memberships of subjects, but they also produce specific consequences which constrain agency and possibilities for action. Finally, the analysis shows that these discourses, besides having an impact on the organizational and individual levels, produce some recursive effects on the interorganizational texture of safety, which can safeguard it or trigger some changes.
Keywords: Interorganizational texture of safety, temporary jobs, organization discourse studies.