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GHS is an acronym for Globally Harmonized System. GHS is a standardized system of classification for identifying hazardous chemicals. It is a system that has been vetted and adopted nearly worldwide. In the US, changing over from an earlier system has been a multi-year process. This infographic was designed to show the basics of the journey to make that transition. Presented in timeline fashion, it helps the viewer understand the order of things and when they happened.

GHS is an acronym for Globally Harmonized System. GHS is a standardized system of classification for identifying hazardous chemicals. It is a system that has been vetted and adopted nearly worldwide. In the US, changing over from an earlier system has been a multi-year process. This infographic was designed to show the basics of the journey to make that transition. Presented in timeline fashion, it helps the viewer understand the order of things and when they happened.

Score from the experts at Killer Infographics

Visual Communication - 60%
Design - 65%
Content/Script - 70%
Usability - 75%

68%

Final Grade

This infographic showcases GHS rules and adherence around the globe. Throughout the timeline, flags create good visual cues to what part of the world is being discussed. We'd love to see that expanded so that there are more visuals to talk about the individual points on the timeline, or the subject of GHS as a whole. As it stands, looking at the visual cues of flags, a truck, a committee, and a book, the viewer will have a hard time identifying what the overall subject is — make sure that your theme is visually clear. This infographic is also a good example of how what can seem like a short amount of text — 1-2 sentences — can really be overwhelming on a design like this over time. In all we'd give this a D since it's tough to glean any of the information without reading.

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