Collaboration with Precision Wearables Technology Company, Bodytrak

2021-07-28T13:05:58-05:00July 27th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network (LIN) and UK precision wearables technology company, Bodytrak®, have announced a new collaborative initiative to protect workers from the fatal effects of heat. With heat stress affecting millions worldwide, LIN and Bodytrak are linking their efforts to strengthen occupational monitoring of workers at risk. We sat down with Bodytrak CSP, Robert Thomma, [...]

New Research by LIN: Physically Demanding Work in Hot Temperatures Could Increase Rates of Kidney Disease in the United States

2021-07-27T10:36:05-05:00July 26th, 2021|News|

New research published by LIN team members has shown that heat-related kidney disease (CKDnt) may be an issue for US workers exposed to high heat. The epidemic of CKDnt has torn through communities in Mesoamerica, rendering tens of thousands dead and even more sick and unable to work and provide for their families. As climate [...]

Interview with LIN Physiologist – Jason Kai Wei Lee

2021-07-20T10:46:04-05:00July 20th, 2021|News|

Researcher Spotlight: Jason Kai Wei Lee La Isla Network is a global interdisciplinary team, composed of nephrologists, epidemiologists, public health experts, economists, photojournalists, and physiologists, (to name a few). We recently had the opportunity to sit down with a member of the LIN physiology team, Jason Kai Wei Lee, to ask him about his [...]

The Work of La Isla Network Featured in The Guardian

2021-07-26T09:21:42-05:00July 19th, 2021|News|

In The Guardian: How rising temperatures threaten workers from Nicaragua to Nepal, featuring the voices of LIN team members William Martinez, Jason Glaser, and Jason Kai Wei Lee. Climate change is putting the health of millions of workers at risk. Affluent countries like the #US are not immune, as the destructive effect of the recent [...]

New Videos by the Adelante Initiative to Raise Worker Awareness of Heat Stress

2021-07-06T09:34:11-05:00July 6th, 2021|News, Videos|

The Adelante Initiative, a multi-stakeholder partnership founded by La Isla Network, Bonsucro, Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited and The Nicaraguan Sugar Producers Association, has released new educational videos to raise worker awareness of occupational heat stress. The animations, provided in both spanish and english, advise workers on water consumption, rest periods, bathroom breaks, and the [...]

LIN Partner Organization, Fairsquare, Critiques New Qatar Heat Stress Legislation

2021-07-01T08:51:14-05:00July 1st, 2021|News|

Our colleagues Fairsquare have provided a critical perspective on a new legislation in Qatar meant to protect workers from heat stress, arguing that the law is insufficient and will only provide marginally more protection from heat. As governments respond to the increasing threat of climate change via new laws and regulations, it is essential that [...]

Bonsucro Announces New 5-year Strategic Plan

2021-06-28T13:52:52-05:00June 28th, 2021|News|

Bonsucro, the leading certification body in sugarcane production and our partner in the Adelante Initiative has recently announced their new 5-year strategic plan. We had the opportunity to sit down with Miguel Hernandez, Bonsucro’s Regional Director for Latin America, to ask him about this new direction, and what these new priorities mean for the [...]

La Isla Network Advises Office of the Vice President on Migration in Northern Triangle

2021-06-28T15:47:36-05:00June 28th, 2021|News|

La Isla Network is honored to be an invited advisor to the United States Office of the Vice President’s Migration Task Force, assembled in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labour’s International Labor Affairs Bureau (DOL ILAB). At the first roundtable, convened to address the migratory pressures facing families in Honduras, El Salvador, and [...]

Recognized by the World Health Organization & Global Climate Health Alliance

2021-07-01T08:50:37-05:00June 22nd, 2021|News|

We are honored to have been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Climate Health Alliance (GCHA) Regional Consultations convening team for our CEO Jason Glaser's contributions to the convening and conduct of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) regional consultation event. The consultations will inform regional strategies ahead of the COP26 UN [...]

New Research Demonstrates CKDnT Prevalence Among Taiwanese Farmers

2021-06-30T13:23:29-05:00June 16th, 2021|News|

Important new research published in the BMJ of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that farmers in subtropical Asian countries are at an increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnT). This study highlights the global nature of CKDnT, and provides further evidence that strenuous labor performed in high temperatures is a causal [...]