Prevention is better than a cure.
Prevention means keeping the effects of work on the human being to a minimum and preserving and maintaining the person's ability to perform at work.
The expanded health definition of the WHO "Human health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity " is the basis for the way we think and operate.
This is why Dauphin has developed well thought-out technologies and sophisticated products which protect muscles, ligaments, bones and joints from the straining effects of long days at work and relieve the strain placed on the body in a targeted way.
The better way to adopt the correct seated posture.
A brief look at the statistics: By the time we reach retirement age, we will have spent approx. 80,000 hours sitting at our workplace alone. Then there are the hours in our leisure time, roughly 12 to 14 hours a day, which we spend in a "seated physical posture". Another factor here is that, when sitting, we mostly adopt incorrect postures and thus do not ensure a balanced physical posture. The consequence of this is that 80 per cent of people in Central Europe complain about back pain, with 30 per cent of 35–50-year-olds actually suffering from chronic back problems.
Your health is at the heart of what we do.
Occupational health and safety goal no. 2, the "reduction of musculoskeletal strains and disorders", is the foundation for the way we operate as a company.
This is manifested in the Joint German Occupational Health and Safety Strategy (GDA)
: Occupational health and safety goal no. 2, the "reduction of musculoskeletal strains and disorders", focuses primarily on the joint spheres of "health service" and "unilaterally straining or low-movement activities". Trade associations, accident health-insurance companies and state occupational health and safety authorities should combine and spread their know-how in particular for the purpose of systematic prevention. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be the main focus of this drive. Appropriate consideration should also be given to the ergonomic design of work in a way that is appropriate to a person's age, excessive physical strains and promoting systematic recognition of occupational health and safety within companies.
It is high time!
Analyses by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
regularly highlight potential areas for prevention and possible benefits. With an employee being unfit for work on average on 12.4 days a year, in 2007 this resulted in 437.7 million days of work being lost and thus production losses totalling 40 billion euros a year. Of all the days missed from work in 2007 as a result of illness or sickness, 23.7 per cent were attributable to musculoskeletal disorders.Let us do something to stop this – preventing problems with intelligent solutions for people who spend a lot of time sitting down! Thanks to its know-how, particularly in the office chair segment, Dauphin is the market leader when it comes to designing ergonomic places for people to work.