Last Updated: April 10, 2019

Definition - What does Resistance mean?

Resistance refers to the ability to or act of withstanding or opposing an act, element, force, process or chemical. The term is most often used to describe electrical conductivity, refer to forms of human opposition, and to indicate a degree of imperviousness to environmental or chemical effects.

Safeopedia explains Resistance

The primary applications of the resistance in occupational and environmental health and safety include properties like the ability to withstand corrosion caused by chemicals or environmental conditions, thereby creating safer conditions. The process by which pests and diseases become resistant or non-responsive to certain chemicals and drugs through their over-use is also a form of resistance. In addition, workers may demonstrate resistance to the adoption of certain workplace safety measures.

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