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HAZMAT Management Office, New mechanisms for chemicals management in Honda's global operations

Associates of the HAZMAT Management Office who were available for the interview
Associates of the HAZMAT Management Office who were available for the interview

(from left)
Atsushi Iiyama, Senior Staff Engineer
Yasushi Oyaizu, Manager
Kotaro Ono,
Staff Engineer
Osamu Kuroiwa,
General Manager
Junko Kobayashi,
Engineering Staff
Kiminari Hamano, Staff Engineer
Hideto Iwatani, Senior Staff Engineer

Osamu Kuroiwa, General Manager

Osamu Kuroiwa, General Manager,
Office Manager of HAZMAT Management Office
Joined Honda in 1980. Served as proxy LPL ("large project leader," the title given to project leaders at Honda) of the Hazmat Project to help build a new mechanism for chemical substance management, and managed the launch of the HAZMAT Management Office as a means of perpetuating the new system's operation.

Hideto Iwatani, Senior Staff Engineer

Hideto Iwatani, Senior Staff Engineer
HAZMAT Management Office
Joined Honda in 1976. Proposed the Hazmat Project based on his experience with directing chemicals management compliance activities when working for the Certification & Regulation Compliance Division. Currently is involved in interpreting laws and regulations of various countries and conducting compliance checks.

Atsushi Iiyama, Senior Staff Engineer

Atsushi Iiyama, Senior Staff Engineer
HAZMAT Management Office
Joined Honda in 1987. Participated in the Hazmat Project as an R&D associate. Helped write the Honda Chemical Substance Management Standard. Currently collects and analyzes regulatory information from countries around the world and formulates actions for complying with them.

Yasushi Oyaizu, Manager

Yasushi Oyaizu, Manager
HAZMAT Management Office
Joined Honda in 1983. Voluntarily joined the project while working in the IT Division. Focused on system development during the project. Is now in charge of IT system planning.

Kotaro Ono, Staff Engineer

Kotaro Ono, Staff Engineer
HAZMAT Management Office
Joined Honda in 2001. Oversees introduction of IMDS and MoCS to production sites, organizational development, and system operation training.

Kiminari Hamano, Staff Engineer

Kiminari Hamano, Staff Engineer
HAZMAT Management Office
Participated in the Hazmat Project as a production associate from Tochigi Factory. Major contributions included system development and the creation of workflows for MoCS. Currently is in charge of reviewing the Global Honda Quality Standard (global quality assurance rules) and expanding its application to other sites.

Junko Kobayashi, Engineering Staff

Junko Kobayashi, Engineering Staff
HAZMAT Management Office
As staff member of the global help desk, answers questions from Japanese and overseas sites about system operation.

Masahiko Suzuki, Senior Staff Engineer

Masahiko Suzuki, Senior Staff Engineer
HAZMAT Management Office (was away on business during the interview)
Joined Honda in 1990. Helped develop MoCS. Is currently involved in introducing chemical substance management practices to overseas sites and educating associates.

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