According to the CVSA a commercial vehicle that does not have any defects of the critical inspection items; passes inspection. The critical inspection items are outlined in the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria manual. A violation of Part 393.9 is not critical. You passed! You are obviously a professional driver and unfortunately your safety manager lacks basic knowledge that should be possessed by anyone in that position. Save a copy of the inspection report for yourself.
*you helped the company CSA score be getting a Level I with no OOS violations.